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Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers

The Library thrives on the hundreds of volunteer hours worked on its behalf each month.  Library volunteers support Children's programming, assist the Library with special projects in our Technical Services and Community Relations departments, and more.  Each volunteer is a valued and integral member of the Library's staff.

To volunteer at the Provo City Library, please submit a Volunteer Application.  Hard-copy Volunteer Applications can be picked up from the 1st Floor Reference Desk in the Library's Rogers Wing.  Hard-copy applications may be returned in one of the following ways:

  • Returned to the First Floor Reference Desk
  • Mailed to the Provo City Library, attention Volunteer Coordinator
  • Faxed to 801-852-6688, attention Volunteer Coordinator

Please note that one must be fourteen years of age or older to volunteer at the Library.  All volunteers under the age of eighteen must complete and turn in a Parental/Guardian Consent Form with their applications. 

As the Library receives a high volume of Volunteer Applications weekly, please allow between 2-3 weeks for application processing.  All applications are sent to Provo City's Human Resources Department for a mandatory background check. All volunteers are subject to departmental approval; after your application is approved, you will be contacted by a member of our staff to get started. 

Volunteers are responsible to keep track of their volunteer hours by signing in and out each volunteer session. 

The Library does not accept Volunteer Applications for court-appointed community service hours.

Current Volunteer Needs

Below are the descriptions of current volunteer needs; when you apply to volunteer, please indicate which opportunity you are interested in. 

Children's Department

Volunteers in the Children's Department help with programs and help us keep our surroundings and materials clean.  Volunteers for Children's Programs need to be someone who can attend consistently. Children are more comfortable if they see a familiar face.

Craft Prep Volunteer

Date: Variable 
Time: Variable 
Commitment: No specific time commitment required. 
Responsibilities: We need some help preparing craft supplies for our upcoming programs. Those interested should contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@provolibrary.com.

Book/Shelf/Toy Cleaning

Date: Variable 
Time: Variable 
Commitment: No specific time commitment required. 
Responsibilities:

  • Orientation: Come to the library for a short (15 minute) orientation about different tasks that need to be done in the children’s department. 
  • After the orientation: After the orientation, volunteers can come at any time when the library is open to help with the project. Those interested should contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@provolibrary.com

Teen and Adult Services Department

The Teen and Adult Services Department requires assistance for some of our special events including helping with computer classes, book sales, Summer Reading Programs, author events, etc.

Note: Some Teen and Adult Services volunteer positions may require an interview to be offered a volunteer position.  

Christmas Around the World Volunteer

Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Commitment: One-time
Responsibilities: We need volunteers to help distribute materials, help patrons, and answer questions at this family event where we will be doing a simple craft. Those interested should contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@provolibrary.com.   

Learn It: Book Crafts Volunteer

Date: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Commitment: One-time
Responsibilities: We need volunteers to help distribute materials, help patrons, and answer questions at this event where we will be doing different book crafts. Those interested should contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@provolibrary.com.

Community Relations Department

The Community Relations Department manages large programs and events. We also manage the Attic at Academy Square (an exhibit space on the 4th floor) and the Used Book Store.

Book Store Volunteer

Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays. 
Time: Variable; it is recommended that this volunteer opportunity is done in conjunction with other volunteer opportunities since the workload changes throughout the month. 
Responsibilities: Help keep the library's used book store stocked and tidy, and select used books for display. Attention to detail and ability to sort books by genre and collection is necessary. Contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@provolibrary.com for more information. 

Circulation Department and Technical Services Department

Circulation and Technical Services are our behind-the-scenes unsung heroes! Volunteers help prepare items for circulation and help returned materials return to their proper homes. 

No volunteer needs at this time

Questions?

Questions?

Want to know about the most current volunteer positions available? Please email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@provolibrary.com

 

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