Thank you for your interest in volunteering at your library! We appreciate you and value your time in supporting literacy, educational programs, and in providing cultural experiences. As a volunteer, you can gain professional and personal skills, earn service hours, and help us fulfill our mission to grow smarter communities one person at a time.
- Read to children.
- Assist with programs and events.
- Provide support in library departments and special collections.
- Volunteer for the Friends of the Library – click here.
How to Volunteer:
- Choose how you’d like to help by finding a volunteer opportunity at your library or a convenient library outreach site.
- Click the Sign Up button and complete the volunteer application.
- You will be asked for two character references with email addresses as part of the application.
- Ages 12 – 17 must have a signed Parental Permission Waiver.
- Ages 18 and over require permission for a background check.
- Once your opportunity is chosen and the application is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Library Staff will then contact you to set up an in-person interview. Please bring your completed Parental Waiver with you to the interview.
- Library Staff will provide a schedule and on-site training as volunteering begins.
- Be sure to check our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information on the Volunteer Program.
What is the impact of volunteers?
Between July 1st, 2019 and June 30th, 2020:
- Volunteers gave over 10,510 hours providing additional support for libraries, their programs and events,
- Volunteers provided 442 hours of Homework Help at five of our library locations,
- Rocket Readers and Reading Help for Kids' volunteers read over 200 hours either one on one or in small groups to strengthen literacy skills,
- A total of 51 Therapy Dogs offered judgment free listening for children to build confidence in reading aloud, including virtual sessions during library closings,
- During the summer of 2019, 223 teen volunteers helped 30,115 customers sign up for the Summer Reading Program,
- While the libraries were closed due to COVID19, volunteers transcribed 126 recorded hours of oral history interview to add to the searchable database.