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discussion leader

Job Title:  Discussion Leader - Books to You

Purpose: The Books to You Discussion Leader directly engages the senior community of St. Charles County through book discussions at residential community centers.  Each Discussion Leader will manage one or more book clubs, lead book discussions, or read aloud for groups at the facilities.

Location: Multiple sites throughout St. Charles County, but responsibilities will be assigned from Administrative Office located at 77 Boone Hills Dr. St. Peters, MO 63376.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads book discussions in senior residential community centers
  • Manages all materials in Books to You Kits and returns kits in a timely manner
  • Reads out loud to seniors who are unable to read on their own
  • Works with Books to You Volunteer Manager to order discussion kits for community partner locations
  • Helps collect information/registration cards from assigned community partner locations


Reports to: Extension Services Specialist

Length of Appointment: The Discussion Leader will serve for at least 1 year and can stay on as a permanent position.  This is two hours per partner of the program and a Discussion Leader may work with up to two community partners.

Time Commitment: At least, one day per month (Discussion Leader choice) for two hours.


  • Passion for our senior community, reading, and helping others
  • Trained in book discussion techniques (provided by district)
  • Basic knowledge of working in office environment
  • Basic knowledge of computer and data entry
  • Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Vehicle to travel to partner locations

Support: Training/orientation for this position will be provided.  In addition, the Extension Services Specialist will be available for questions and assistance.

Age Requirement: 18 years or older

Dress Code:  Casual