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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.

The Boulder Library Foundation is seeking a volunteer photographer to capture new photos of library programs and services funded by the Foundation. The photos will be used on a newly designed website for the Foundation (to be launched in early 2015). Estimated time frame is 12 to 15 hours during the month of November. If interested, please contact

RFID process
  RFID Process

RFID Tagging
Ideal volunteer is efficient, works and plays well with others, is savvy computer users, enjoys learning new skills, is flexible, and can give at least a 2-month commitment to the library working at least 1-3 hours per week. Detailed job description.

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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