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 complete and return a Volunteer Application. If you are interested as volunteering as part of a class, please complete a Class Assignment Volunteer Application.
Hard-copy Volunteer Applications can be picked up from the 1st Floor Reference Desk in the Library's Rogers Wing. Completed applications may be returned in one of the following ways:
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 if and when a volunteer position is available.
*The Library does not accept Volunteer Applications for court-appointed community service hours.
Volunteers serving in the Circulation Department typically support the Library by washing books and sorting shelving carts. Many of our volunteers choose to volunteer in Circulation, as the department's hours are the most flexible of any other, open anytime the Library's doors are open to the public.
Attention to detail and exactness are needed for volunteers working in the Technical Services Department. Volunteers in this area prepare new Library materials for circulation, buff discs, and box up discards. Volunteers should commit to volunteering two hours weekly for a minimum of six months.
From supporting daily children's storytimes and after-school programs, to helping prepare materials for a special event, or even wearing a full-body character costume, volunteering in the Children's Department requires a high energy level and love for working with children. Volunteers working in the Children's Department, especially those supporting our story times and after-school programs, must be able to commit at least one hour per week to volunteering.
For those who need a more flexible volunteer opportunity, the Children's department needs workers willing to help ensure our little ones' health and safety by helping keep our department germ free.
While there are no permanent volunteer opportunities in the Adult & Teen Services Department, we do require assistance for some of our special events including helping with computer classes, book sales, Summer Reading Programs, author events, etc. If you indicate your interest in helping with these programs, we will contact you when an opportunity arises.
Want to know about the most current volunteer positions available? Please call our volunteer coordinator at 801-852-7685.