Volunteering

Are you interested in joining our fantastic pool of volunteers?  Here’s what you need to know!

  • While we strive to place as many volunteers as possible, the Library may not be able to place all applicants.
  • Staff will contact you as opportunities that match your time, preferred locations, and interests are available. We make every effort to contact you within one week of receiving your application. Please feel free to contact us if you have not heard from us for more than two weeks after your submission.
  • Volunteer positions may not be available at all libraries. We strive to place you at your local branch should you prefer, but this may not always be possible.
  • Applications will be kept on record for a period of one year.
  • Teen applications require the signature of a parent or legal guardian prior to the start of service.
  • For safety reasons, the library reserves the right to conduct criminal background checks on prospective volunteers.
  • The library does not participate in court-ordered community service; we are unable to help fulfill this legal requirement.

Some of our volunteer opportunities include:


Circulation Superstar - All libraries

Have you dreamt of working in a library setting—checking in materials, hunting for materials placed on hold, having first crack at the recently returned materials as you relocate them to their rightful position in the library?  Is your personal mantra “there’s a place for everything and everything in its place”?  Help the Library re-shelve materials, keep our library clean and organized, pull holds for patrons, and much much more!  This volunteer job can be very physical and requires an attention to detail.

Tech Wizard - All libraries
 Do you speak the computer language of 1’s and 0’s?  Are you in love with your Kindle?  Attached at the hand to your cell phone?  Can you navigate the Internet, social media, and online job applications with ease?  Share your tech love with those in need!  Teach the public how to use their e-readers, tablets, cell phones, and other devices at one-on-one tech appointments or aid people at the public computers with a wide range of tech needs (from setting up an email to attaching a resume to anything in between).  This job requires knowledge of, and comfort with, a variety of tech devices and the ability to teach others.  We are looking for volunteers who can create, and commit to, a regular schedule.

Book Seller Extraordinaire - All libraries

Do you have an eye for merchandising and a love of sales?  Help the Friends of the Library with monthly, lobby and online book sales, raising critically needed funds.  Required skills include sorting and assessing donated items to determine how best they can benefit the library, physically moving materials and the ability to work with a team.  Interested in online book sales?  Experience selling online merchandise and the ability to work independently within established guidelines is a plus.

Special Project Assistant - All libraries

Are you looking for variety in your life?  Don’t want to make a long-term commitment to helping the library on a weekly basis?  We often have projects – relabeling materials, helping with holiday events, fundraising events, etc. – that ask for a short-term or one-time commitment.  This position allows for greater flexibility and occasionally the ability to work from home.

If you have any questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinators.