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Volunteer Opportunities

Why volunteer at the Boulder Public Library?

  • Support library services
  • Select from a variety of tasks, including assisting with special events and programs.
  • Gain new skills, such as teaching, organization, teamwork, and leadership.

Volunteers Needed

Donation Sorting
Volunteers are needed to sort, scan, and place donations on carts and in boxes. Some light lifting may be involved. Familiarity with books is preferred.

National History Day Volunteers
Deadline: January 6

Volunteers needed for Research Rendezvous programs Tuesday, January 13th from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday January 24th from 11 a.m.- 2p.m. Research Rendezvous is a research open house for middle and high school students participating in National History Day.

General volunteers are needed to:

  • check in participating students and direct them to meeting rooms
  • assist researchers with printing and copying
  • locate and help check out materials

Interested? contact Grayson Hardman at 303-441-3114

Volunteer retired teachers, librarians, and historians are also need to assist with research projects and training sessions. Interested? Fill out our research volunteer registration form.

Apply to be a Library Volunteer

  • Download our application
  • Staff will contact you as opportunities that match your time, preferred locations, and interests are become available.
  • While we strive to place as many volunteers as possible, we may not be able to place each applicant.
  • Teen applications require the signature of a parent or legal guardian prior to the start of service if they are volunteering in departments which assist seniors or children.
  • Background checks may be performed.
  • Court ordered community services volunteers will be used on an "as needed" basis.

Our needs are varied, so don't hesitate to ask if you have a special area of interest. For more information, call Grayson Hardman in the Volunteer Services Office at 303-441-3114.

Apply to be a BoulderReads! Volunteer

Volunteer with BoulderReads, adult and family literacy program

Literacy volunteers will be matched one-on-one to adult learners to help them develop their reading and writing skills. For more information, please visit How to Volunteer or contact Laurie at 303-444-5599,


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