Volunteer Opportunities


Youth Department - Volunteer Opportunities

For teen volunteers and those wishing to help the youth department please call 817.514.5866.

Children’s Department 
Shelf-reader - If you enjoy detail work and putting things in order, you can be of great help in keeping the children’s books in order.

Desk assistant -- Love of children required and some database experience to have the ability to learn the catalog system, as you fill in at the Youth Desk. 

Junior Volunteer Program - Ages 13 and Up 
For more information, please see Youth Services Librarian, or call 817.514.5866.


Adult Services - Volunteer Opportunities (18 years and older) 

Contact: 
Dana Harper, Volunteer Coordinator
Adult Services Librarian
(817) 514-5865
Volunteer applications are available at the Reference Desk. Background check required.

Special Program Assistant
We have many adult and family programs every year, and we need help running the programs. Help set up chairs, tables, displays, and craft tables. Stay for the program and assist the librarian in providing a successful event.

Assistant Shelver
Accuracy and ability to sort and arrange items into alphabetical and numerical order required.  Sort items on a cart and place in order. You may be asked to shelve media, paperbacks, or magazines.

Homework Help Center Tutor
Teen and adult volunteers work one-on-one with students in 1st through 6th grade on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:45pm and/or Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm. Teens should be in the National Honor Society or have high academic grades. Volunteers who speak Spanish or Vietnamese are especially needed.  

ESL Tutor 
Volunteers are needed to teach small-group and one-on-one classes. Training is either provided in the Library or online. Students and tutors meet in the Library at a time agreeable to all. Typical commitment is 2-3 hours a week for an extended period. There is no need to speak another language. Student and tutor materials are provided by literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 

ESL Conversation Partner
Volunteers are needed to help adult ESL students with their conversational skills in either one-on-one or small-group sessions. Students and tutors meet in the library at a time agreeable to all.

Teacher’s Aide, English for Life class 
Teaching or tutoring experience is not required, though it is a plus. Volunteers will assist the instructor with the class and be able to substitute in case of her absence. 

Translator
Can you speak a language other than English? Foreign language speakers are needed to speak with ESL students over the phone and to help translate library fliers into Vietnamese or French.

Office Assistant (Circulation Department)
This includes filing, stamping cards, physically processing books, checking in magazines and other routine tasks. Volunteer must enjoy detail work and understand the importance of accuracy and neatness. 

Computer Instructor 
Teach a small-group class or assist with a class, such as computer basics, Word, Excel, or online job searching. 

One-on-One Computer Tutor
Assist beginning computer users in learning basic computer skills. A knowledge of Internet searching, Microsoft Word, and email required.

Book Club Moderator
Lead a small book discussion group, such as a mystery book club or a general interest group, once or twice a month.

Teach a Class
The Library is looking for gardeners, artists, collectors, crafters, and film buffs to offer classes or lead interest groups for adults. Classes will be small and informal, with necessary supplies provided.  Can you lead a class in your special area of interest?