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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 complete and return a pdfVolunteer 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:

  • 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 pdfParental/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. 

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. 

Special Events Volunteers

Event: Children's Book Festival
Date
: Saturday, May 7
Time: 10:30 am - 1:10 pm 
Commitment: The Children’s Book Festival is one of the library’s largest annual events.  We will need volunteers to help in a variety of activities, including helping children at a craft table, helping children at an activity center, helping with the book give-away, set up and clean up, etc. 

Event: June Summer Reading Kickoff
Date: June 4, 2016
Time: Two Hour Shifts from 9:00 am-6:00 pm.
Commitment: We need two people for each shift to help families register for the summer reading program and to help children with crafts and activities.  The shifts are 9-11, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5. 

Event: Summer Reading Sign-ups
Dates: June 7, 8, & 9
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:45-1:00, Wednesday 9:45-12:00
Commitment: We need one volunteer each day who can help parents with Summer Reading registration.  Volunteers can work only part of the shift if needed. 

Those interested should contact Donna Cardon, 801-852-7623, or donnac@provolibrary.com

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Make and Take Crafts Volunteer
Dates: Jun 6-July 29 
Time: Tuesdays or Thursday 9:45 am-12:15 pm
Commitment: We are looking for two volunteers on Tuesday and two on Thursday. Volunteers will help families make simple crafts.  Tasks will include counting attendants, setting up craft materials, crowd control and clean up.  Volunteers must commit to attend Stories and Craft regularly during the two months of the program.  

Kid's Code Club Volunteer 
Dates: Every Monday June 6-July18
Time: 3:45-5:15 pm
Commitment: Code Club is self-paced coding lab for children ages 9-12. The volunteer would help the teacher with set up, issuing name tags, crowd control, helping individual children with coding questions, and clean up. A volunteer with some coding experience is preferred. The Code Club Volunteer must commit to attend Code Club regularly during the two months of the program. 

Those interested should contact Donna Cardon, 801-852-7623, or donnac@provolibrary.com

Teen and Adult Services Department

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

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

Teen Volunteer Board Volunteer

Date: 1st Thursday of every month  
Time: 6:15 to 7:45 pm
Commitment: Four month commitment requested
Responsibilities: Volunteer needed to help with Teen Volunteer Board.  Must be interested in working with teens and familiar with giving instructions/leading teens.  Will involve crafts, volunteer services, and socializing with teens

Teen Programming Volunteer

Date: Thursday evenings as needed  
Time: 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Commitment: Four month commitment requested
Responsibilities: A volunteer is needed to be present at screenings of teen films.  Will help the librarian to set up and take down this event, as well as manage teens in attendance. Must be interested in working with teens and familiar with giving instructions/leading teens.  

Teen Minecraft Club Volunteer

Date: Friday evenings  
Time: 5:45 - 8:15 pm
Commitment: Four month commitment requested
Responsibilities: Volunteer will moderate the Teen Minecraft Club. Club lasts from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The volunteer should plan to be in the lab and setting up approximately 15-20 minutes before the club starts. Volunteer will play with teens and moderate, ensuring that teens follow rules and have fun. A working knowledge of Minecraft is required. Must be interested in working with teens and familiar with giving instructions/leading teens. 

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.

Special Events Volunteer 

Date: Varies; most often needed on Saturdays 
Time: Varies
Responsibilities: Special events volunteers help decorate for, manage, and clean up after a variety of special events that the the Library hosts. This may include things like crowd management, face painting, game management, or wearing character costumes. If you are interested in being a Special Events volunteer, you will contacted several weeks prior to an event to check your availability. 

Circulation Department and Technical Services Department

All of our volunteer positions in the Circulation and Technical Services Departments are currently filled. 

Questions?

Questions?

Want to know about the most current volunteer positions available? Please call our volunteer coordinator at 801-852-7623.

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