Riverton FamilySearch Library/Missionary Opportunities
Missionary and Volunteer Opportunities
The first step is to schedule an interview with the library directors, Elder Brad and Sister Pat Jensen, by calling 801-240-9625. The interview is required for all those who desire to serve as a Church-service missionary or as a volunteer at the Riverton FamilySearch Library. Experience with family history, computer skill level, availability, personal limitations, library needs, start date, hours per week, and length of service will be discussed during the interview. Do not submit any forms until after the interview.
- Church-Service Missionary
Missionaries at the Riverton FamilySearch Library are required to serve at least two days per week, seven hours each day. There are no restrictions to the maximum number of service days per week, but total hours can be no more than thirty-five.
Generally, volunteers serve three to seven hours each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday.
- Length of Service
Missionaries serve for a recommended minimum of twelve months and can choose longer periods of time in six month increments. Volunteer service is flexible.
- Monday and Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Monday and Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday (One Saturday each month) - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Orientation and Training
A week of library staff orientation and training is available to new missionaries and volunteers. Other options are arranged for those who can not attend the week-long training sessions. Mentors are assigned to new library staff until they become comfortable serving patrons at the library.
Staff meetings are held monthly on the second Friday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. All staff members are encouraged to attend this meeting to receive updated training and to discuss current library issues and policies.
- Church-Service Missionaries
Complete the "Recommendation for Church-Service Missionary" form. A copy of the fill-in form is available by clicking here. Complete the "Personal Information" section. In the "Mission Assignment Requested" field, enter "Riverton FamilySearch Library." Print the completed form and bring it to the interview with the library directors. Instructions on how to proceed will be given after that interview.
Complete the "Long-Term Volunteer for Church Service" form. A copy of the fill-in form is available by clicking here. Complete the "Personal Information" section. Leave the section titled "Assignment Information" blank. Print the completed form and bring it to the interview with the library directors. Instructions on how to proceed will be given after that interview.