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 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.*
*The Library does not accept Volunteer Applications for court-appointed community service hours.
At this time, there are no regular volunteer positions available. Though you are welcome to submit an application at this time, the library cannot guarantee any volunteer opportunities in the immediate future.
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 spend their time preparing new Library materials for circulation, buffing discs, and repairing damaged items.
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. Please note that most volunteer opportunities in the Children's Department are between the hours of 9:00 am - 12:00 noon; we do not currently have regular volunteer opportunities in the evening.
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.
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 Allison in Community Relations at 801-852-6651.
Please contact Allison Barnes at 801-852-6651.