The Provo Library Needs Your Help
The Library thrives on the hundreds of volunteer hours worked on its behalf each month. Library volunteers help to circulate thousands of library materials per day, 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 Library, please complete and return a 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:
- Returned to the First Floor Reference Desk
- Mailed to the Provo 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.*
*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.
Technical Services Department
Attention to detail and exactness are needed for volunteers working in the Technical Services Department. Volunteers in this area spend their time preparing new Library materials for circulation and repairing damaged titles. Please note that most Technical Services volunteers are recruited from the current volunteer staff.
Volunteering in the Children's Department is mile-a-minute excitement. 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 storytimes and after-school programs, must be able to commit at least one hour per week to volunteering.
Teen and Adult Services Department
The Teen and Adult Services Department only accepts volunteers currently serving in the Library.
The Library hosts several large-scale programs each year that require the assistance and support of talented, energetic volunteers.
The Library often has projects suited to large groups looking for a one-time volunteer experience. For more information, please contact Malia in Community Relations at 801-852-6651.
Please contact Malia Beckstrand at 801-852-6651.