Make a Difference at Your Library
Please note that this list does not guarantee open availability.
The library will keep applications on file for one (1) year; within that time frame, staff may contact applicants with follow-up details regarding volunteer opportunities.
We regret that we cannot accommodate court-referred volunteers at this time.
Bilingual Storytime Reader: Read stories, sing songs and oversee a craft project in a language other than English to children of all ages and assist staff with educating parents and caregivers in their native language about the importance of early childhood literacy and reading as the building blocks to their children’s future school successes. Learn more.
Library Ambassador: Visit organizations and/or events to speak with community members about the Library and its services and programs. Volunteers will be fully trained on presentation content and will be accompanied by Library staff. Learn more.
Programming Volunteer: Conduct and/or assist with a variety of classes and programs for all ages in the library. Learn more.
Reading Companion: Read stories or listen to children read in the library, engaging with them through books, puppets, puzzles, crafts, other props and/or programs to support the development of their reading skills and confidence. Learn more.
Technology Docent: Assist customers with use of Library computers, software, digital resources, electronic devices, and equipment, including but not limited to: Internet search strategies, setting up an email account, basic questions about Microsoft Office, use of printer/copier and scanner, and makerspace equipment. Learn more.
Virtual Volunteer – Content Translator: Translate Library documents into languages other than English and Spanish, including but not limited to: website pages, brochures, flyers, and posters. Learn more.
Virtual Volunteer – Creative Contributor: Contribute photographs, illustrations, and/or creative written content that may be used on the Library’s website and/or social media. Learn more.
There are many benefits to volunteering at the library!
- gain work experience for future jobs
- show community involvement for college and scholarship applications
- fulfill your school’s community service requirements
- meet new people
- contribute to your community
Teen Volunteers do a variety of jobs at the library, including helping to prepare crafts, creating book displays, typing book reviews, and other interesting projects for the library. They also have great ideas, and they may assist the Teen Librarian by suggesting new materials, and brainstorming ideas for teen events.
Here’s how to get involved:
- Check with the Young Adult Librarian at the branch to see if there are volunteer positions available.
- Teen Volunteers need to be at least 12 years old and must complete a special application form (.pdf).
- When we receive your application the teen librarian will set up an interview with you.
- Please be willing to work shifts of 1-2 hours per week for at least 3-6 months.
- Schedules are worked out on an individual basis and may be worked around vacations and other commitments.
- For more information contact your teen librarian at your library.