Meet Gil Leigh, a 72-year old retired Federal executive, and long-term volunteer on the Central Library Welcome Desk.
The goal of the Welcome Desk is to give a warm and friendly greeting to all Library visitors, as well as to relieve pressure on regular staff as much as possible by providing assistance with general information, library cards, parking passes, copier operation, catalog searches, and more.
Gil likes this volunteer job very much. It has variety, lets him help people while giving back to his community, and gives him a good reason to get out of the house in the morning.
He also thinks the Welcome Desk is an important part of Library services, and is also pleased that Central Library and the Volunteer Coordinator are working hard to keep it staffed whenever the Library is open.
Interested in becoming a Library volunteer? Check out the Current Openings on our Volunteer Page.