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 complete our 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.

Tween Thursdays Volunteer 

Dates: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month 
Time: 3:45 – 5:15 PM 
Commitment: 1st and 3rd Thursdays for 2 hours 
Responsibilities: Help librarians set up craft supplies, help children do crafts and activities, help librarians clean up at the end of the event.  

Cuentos Volunteer 

Dates: Every Friday 
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM  
Commitment: Every Friday for 1 ½ hours 
Responsibilities: Help storyteller set up the room and clean up at the end of the event. Be there to help with classroom management.  Speaking Spanish is helpful.

Cuentos Volunteer 

Dates: Every Monday 
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 PM 
Commitment: Every Monday for 1 ½ hours 
Responsibilities: Help storyteller with the event as well as helping to set up and clean up at the end of the event. Speaking Spanish is helpful.

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.  

Build Your Valentine's Box Volunteer

Date: Thursday, February 10
Time: 6-7 pm
Commitment: 1 ½ hrs-2 hrs (one hour for the event and time after to help clean up)
Responsibilities: Help set up the room and crafting supplies, provide support for patrons who may need help with supplies, and help clean up. 

Spanish Translation Volunteer

Dates: Ongoing
Time: Flexible, 2-4 hours/week
Description: A volunteer with Spanish and English-language skills is needed to help translate pages of our website from English into Spanish so that our Spanish-speaking community members can more easily use our website. 

Teen Takeover: Lost in Time

Date: Saturday, February 19
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Responsibilities: Volunteers needed to help set up and facilitate activities for this after-hours teen program. The program is time travel themed and will include activities such as sword fighting, dice games, an escape room, and a variety of simple crafts.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club 

Teen Volunteers - D&D Club
Date: 3rd Thursdays 
Time: 6:15-8:45 pm
Commitment: Those interested need to commit to a full mini-campaign, which can be between two to four consecutive sessions depending on story preference.
Responsibilities: Teen volunteers are needed to be dungeon masters to present and guide up to 6 of your peers through an engaging story campaign for the teen D&D club. You'll be responsible for narrating the story, combat, and NPCs, as well as supporting players with varied experience throughout the campaign.  

Adult Volunteers - D&D Club
Date: 3rd Thursdays starting in November
Time: 6:15-8:45
Commitment: Those interested in helping don't need to commit to every session, although committing to two or more consecutive sessions would be preferred.
Responsibilities: Experienced dungeon masters are needed to help with our teen D&D club. You'll draw on your experience to either run a D&D one-shot tutorial table with a flexible amount of beginner players or help answer questions and assist at the teen-run tables, as needed.

 

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.

Crochet Club Volunteers

Date: Varies monthly
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Responsibilities: We are seeking semi-experienced crochet enthusiasts to help teach beginners how to crochet. Crochet club is held monthly, and we usually have between 5-15 brand new beginners who need help and support as they learn to crochet. No need to be an expert, just a knowledge of chaining and single crochet is required. 

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.org

 

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