library volunteer processing new books

It’s your community, your library. Volunteer.

The Library’s mission is to provide the Cedar Mill/Bethany community an open door to the joy of reading and lifelong learning. For over 40 years this mission has been fulfilled by thousands of generous, dedicated volunteers. You can be one of them.

For teen opportunities, including Summer Reading volunteering, please visit our Teen Volunteers page.

What’s your talent? Share it.

Volunteers from the community work for every department in the library – labeling, sorting, shelving, and check-in of library materials, tech help for novices, craft help, and outreach. At Second Edition Resale Shop volunteers sort, clean, price and display merchandise; they tidy and stock the shop; they welcome shoppers and serve customers at the register. Most positions require volunteers who are 14 or older (15+ in the Shop) and can commit to a two-hour shift at least once a week for six months.

Where do you want to help?

Apply Now

Volunteers in Action

Author! Author!

Our volunteers bring many and varied talents to the library. Meet two of the writers in our midst. Ann Anderson volunteers in Circulation at Cedar Mill. An experienced non-fiction [...]

  • Interior view of Second Edition Resale shop display

Volunteers Bring Second Edition to Life

Proceeds from our Second Edition Resale Shop supply essential funds for the operation of the library, and behind every sale are several support steps that volunteers tirelessly provide all year. In a snapshot from the [...]