To share a skill
To gain leadership skills
To keep busy
To get to know your community
To gain satisfaction from accomplishment
To have an impact
To learn something new
To feel proud
To make new friends
To do something different from your job
To keep skills alive
To be part of a team
Qualifications for Volunteers
Have the skills and the physical ability to perform the work involved in the assignment.
Successfully pass a background check.
Be at least 16 years old.
Able to commit to at least six months of volunteer work.
How to Become a Library Volunteer
Read the Volunteer Opportunities brochure and the Volunteer Guidelines sheet.
Complete a Volunteer Interest Form and provide the completed form to the location where you want to volunteer. For a list of locations, click here. If a position is available, you will be contacted and asked to complete a Volunteer Application and Release of Liability form. We do not always have openings, so you will only be contacted if we have a position available.
When asked, complete the Volunteer Application and Release of Liability form (for adult packet, click here; for teen packet, click here) and provide the completed forms to the location where you want to volunteer. We will conduct a background check; this can take 4 to 6 weeks and you will be notified when it is complete.
Once your background check is complete, you will be contacted so we can schedule a date for training you on your volunteer assignment.
Possible Volunteer Positions
Adult Literacy Tutor
English as a Second Language Tutor
Mobile Device Assistant
Customer Service Assistant
Shelver (Adult Services)
Shelver (Youth Services)
Local History Assistant
Different library locations may have different positions available.
Documents and Forms
Volunteer Opportunities Brochure
Volunteer Interest Form
Volunteer Application Packet - Adults
Volunteer Application Packet - Teens
Volunteer Teen Advisory Board Permission Form