Library Volunteer Opportunities

Library Volunteer Opportunities
Come help us out!

Volunteers are the life-blood of the library. Without volunteer service and enthusiasm, the library could not exist as the attractive, well-organized, yet vibrant place that it is today. You are warmly invited to find your own volunteer niche at the library.

Below is a sample of current volunteer opportunities requiring various levels of time, skills and commitment. Take your time looking. We hope you’ll find the right one for you. But don’t be shy. We’re waiting to hear from you!


Job: Shelf reading and/or book re-shelving
Description: Return books to shelves and/or verify that books are properly arranged on shelves,
according to author name or to classification number. Requires attention to detail and good
alphabetizing skills.
Hours/Time requirement: One or two hours on your schedule. You can do this weekly if you like.
Or consider adopting a single shelf to visit it from time to time and keep it in order.
Supervisor: Library director

Job: Gallery sitting
Description: Host the reception table in the gallery, welcome visitors, collect visitor names in a
Hours/Time requirement: 3 -5 p.m. and/or 5 -7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and some
Saturdays during an exhibit.
Supervisor: Library director

Job: Historic document scanning
Description: Scan documents from the library’s history room. You will create a digitized record of
rare and unique documents to expand access for all users. Requires patience and accurate
cataloguing of scanned materials. Training provided.
Hours/Time requirement: Following training, schedule at your convenience during regular library
Reports to: Library History Committee

Job: Book repair
Description: Repair bindings, torn pages, and other damage to our collection to lengthen their
circulation life. All materials provided by the library. Requires loving attention to our books.
Hours/Time requirement: According to your schedule during regular library hours.
Reports to: Library director

Job: Retrieving books for inter-library loan
Description: As part of the MidHudson Library System, items in our collection are loaned out to
share with patrons of other libraries.
Hours/Time requirement: About an hour per week, though occurs daily
Reports to: Library director

Job: Receiving and sorting books for the Fall Book Sale
Description: Receive donations of books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs in good condition and
sort donations by subject and age group.
Hours/Time requirement: 5 -7 p.m. on Wednesdays or 10 -2 on Saturdays
Reports to: Friends of the Library

Job: Event set-up or break-down
Description: Set up/put away stackable chairs, tables or lecterns for concerts, movies and live
performances. Serve as ushers when needed.
Hours/time requirement: Varies according to event schedule
Reports to: Library director and program committee

Job: Food-truck Wednesday set-up/breakdown
Description: Set up/put away stackable chairs on the lawn. Host the Friends of the Library table
on the lawn
Hours/time requirement: 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesdays during the summer
Reports to: Friends of the Library