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):
- 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.
- Must be at least 16 years old.
- Must submit a completed volunteer application packet, including background check consent.
- 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
- 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.