When you volunteer, everyone wins. Volunteering is a way to share skills or learn new ones, to develop new social ties, and to be part of a cause even greater than yourself. And the good news is: it’s GOOD for you! Volunteers tend to have better health habits, more friends, and even lower blood pressure than people who don’t volunteer. So do it for the library, and for yourself!

Most positions require a minimum age of 14 and a shift once a week for at least six months. Follow your passion–do work you believe in.  Current openings include:

Outreach Book Group Leader

Take the library beyond its walls! Two-person teams lead monthly book discussions for avid readers at area senior living communities. Read the book, prep the discussion guide and lead the meeting. One meeting/month.

2nd Edition Resale Shop  All proceeds benefit the library

Shoe Department: Polish and prepare shoes for ready sale. One shift/week.

Cashier: Greet customers, restock merchandise, hang clothing, manage the cash register. One shift/week. Openings Tuesdays and Fridays

Youth Outreach – Bookshare: delivering books to kids in care

Driver: Volunteer to deliver boxes of paperback books to children in area childcare sites. Your car and valid driver’s license required. 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-11:30 am

Check-in: Check in kids’ books. Wednesdays, a two–hour shift between 11 am and 2 pm.

Circulation

Sort and shelve library materials. If you love tidy, orderly shelves, you’ll love this! One 2-hour shift/week.

Cedar Mill: Saturdays 2-4, Sundays 9:30-11:30, Mondays 12-2 and Tuesdays 12-2

Bethany: Fridays 9:45-11:45 am

Technical Services – processing new books

Prepare new books for circulation with identifying labels and stamps. Careful attention to procedure required. Fridays, 9-11 am, Cedar Mill

Open Tech Lab – Adult Services

Help patrons with laptops, smartphones, e-readers and other devices.  Show how easy it is to text a photo or to fill out an online application. Share your patience and tech-savvy Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm at Cedar Mill

Youth Services

Storytime Assistant: Assist the librarian by modeling positive listening skills and engaging adults and preschool-age children in the songs, rhymes and activities that build strong readers. Tuesdays 10:15 am-12:15 pm, Bethany.

Take-home craft help: Work at home to prepare components of projects for young children by cutting shapes, counting, measuring, collating. Meet biweekly with staff at Bethany Library.

Make a positive impact on lives…especially your own!  Apply today.