Volunteer

We are so excited you are considering volunteering with us! We want to ensure everyone's success and hope you'll take a few minutes to review the information available here to decide whether volunteering with the Library sounds like a good match for you.

Reasons to Volunteer

Why Volunteer at the Library?

  • Earn a library card if you live outside of the Library's service district.
    • Volunteers can earn a 3-month card after completing 30 hours of volunteer service. To maintain cardholder status, a volunteer must complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service every 3 months.
  • Complete service hours for school.
  • Participate in and help organize fun events for the community!
  • Help support library values by ensuring patrons have access to materials and information they need.

How to Become a Volunteer

  • Decide what kind of volunteer you'd like to be (See the Volunteer Handbook (PDF) for job descriptions):
    • Shelving
    • Events and Programs
    • Summer Reading Program
    • Homebound Delivery
    • Adult Literacy
    • Seed Library
    • Friends of the Rose Garden
  • Fill out a Volunteer Application Form (PDF) and background check consent form (PDF). If you're under 18, the application includes getting consent from a parent/guardian.
  • Next steps:
    • A Volunteer Coordination will follow-up and connect with you within 2 to 3 weeks
    • If it's determines you're a good fit for one of our current volunteer activities, you'll take a short mandatory safety test.
    • Attend a volunteer orientation.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must submit a completed volunteer application packet, including background check consent.
    • Felonies
      • Individuals convicted of felony theft or bodily harm charges may not volunteer at the Library.
      • Individuals convicted of other felonies may be eligible to volunteer at the Library if the charges are over 10 years old and at the supervisor's discretion
    • Misdemeanors
      • Individuals convicted of a misdemeanor may be eligible to volunteer at the library if the charge is over 5 years old
  • Must pass the short mandatory safety test.