2012 Nancy Quinlisk Chandler Award Winner
On October 19, around 80 volunteers, families and staff attended the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Prince of Peace Parish Hall.
Nineteen youth volunteers were given certificates of appreciation. During 2011, a total of 275 volunteers contributed 10,187 hours.
The Nancy Quinlisk Chandler Volunteer Award was presented for the nineteenth year to Linda Schoonover. Linda first started volunteering in April 2002, when she came with her stepson to help set-up a book sale at the Center of Grace. She later joined the Friends Board and served as secretary, president, and currently, vice-president. For the last year, she has also served as the book sale chairman, calling volunteers to work the sales as well as supervising the sales from set-up to clean-up.
Pictured at left, Rita Patterson, Community Relations Coordina tor, Linda,
and Emily Baker, OPL Director.
Olathe Public Library volunteers are a vital part of the library. In 2012, 383 volunteers worked a remarkable 10,540 hours, surpassing the previous year's record of 10,187 hours!
Volunteer applications are available at the circulation desk or at the links listed below. Volunteers must be 13 years of age or going into the eighth grade. Several volunteers are involved in family volunteer projects — children involved in this type of project may be younger than 13 years of age if working with an adult.
Court-appointed volunteer hours are not applicable to this agency.
National Honor Society Volunteers
Many National Honor Society students choose to complete their required volunteer hours at the library. Volunteer opportunities exist at the Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park, and the Indian Creek Branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Road. The library requires each volunteer to work a minimum of 15 hours. However, if you completed 15 hours last school year and received an acceptable evaluation, you may make special arrangements to work less hours. If you are interested in this type of commitment, or are a "veteran" library volunteer, please complete the NHS Volunteer Application.
Interested volunteers can submit an online application at the links below, or for further information, contact Rita Patterson at (913) 971-6879 at the Olathe Public Library or Polly Budridge at (913) 971-5246 at Indian Creek Branch Library.