Volunteer Spotlight


Name: Jim

Branch: New Smyrna

Volunteer Since: 1999




Total Volunteer Hours to Date: 2172

Volunteer Job: Check-In

Where is your Hometown? Jacksonville, FL

How long have you lived in Florida? 35 yrs.

What is/was your profession? Retired Corporate Real Estate Representative

What lead you to consider volunteering in the library? One day when I came to the library to pick up my wife Jane who was volunteering, Linda Dahlquist said to me, “Don’t just stand there do something!”

What do you get out of your volunteer position in the library? The enjoyment of giving something back to this community.

What’s the most interesting or funny thing that’s happened at the library while you were volunteering? When I say thank you to little kids through the book drop and listening to their reactions to the “talking book drop”.

Who is your favorite author? W.E.B. Griffin until he started writing with his son.

Where is your favorite place to read? In the living room in my favorite chair.

What is your favorite hobby and what sparked your interest? I enjoy making wine cork trivets. Also, attending city commission and planning and zoning board meetings. I developed this interest as a result of my profession.

Who has had a great influence on your life? My father.

Do you have any traditions? Birthday celebrations are low key except those ending in 0 or 5.

What are your biggest pet peeves? People who fail to do something that they said they would.

Did you collect anything as a child?  What about as an adult? As a kid, small metal cars that they don’t make any more.

What would you most like to share with us about yourself? When I was grade school age, I made up stories to entertain my cousins.

What is your favorite late night snack? Cookies and Ice Cream.

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Please complete the Library Volunteer Application [PDF] and the Supplementary Questionnaire (RTF) by hand or online. Bring it to the branch of your choice or attach it and email to one of the branches listed below.

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Ormond Beach Regional Library
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