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Immediate Volunteer Needs:

National History Day Research Rendezvous Mentors, Thursday December, 5 , 3:30 – 7:30 p.m (2 and 4 hour shifts). Volunteers help middle- and high-school students in researching their National History Day topics and serve as a mentor. Volunteers work one-on-one with students in 30-minute sessions to help them with research topics, identify sources, and execute other parts of their project. Qualified volunteers must have skills in conducting historical research; we welcome retired or active librarians or professional researchers; retired or active teachers or faculty members; historians, archivists or museum curators; and undergrad and graduate students or PhD candidates of history. If qualified, sign up at

Computer Science Education (CSED) Week Helpers, Dec. 3-9, 2019: Support coding and computer literacy in your local community! Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the event – from technical troubleshooting, set up and take down, social media and photography. Whether you are a coding guru or have never touched a computer, we would love to have you on our volunteer team! While we need volunteers all week, we especially need help on Saturday, December 7.

Drop-In Tech Coach: Volunteer one Saturday per month at Meadows Library from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Help adult patrons one-on-one in an informal drop-in setting with questions about digital library services and basic questions about the Internet, common software applications such as MS Office applications like Word and Excel, and common social media platforms like Facebook. Minimum commitment of one hour per month for six months.

Program and Events Volunteer: Volunteer to work with a wide diversity of people and programs. Programs and events are for all ages and many are geared specifically towards families with children. The majority are held during the evenings and on weekends.

On An “As Needed” Basis:

Court-ordered Community Service Volunteers will be utilized on an “as needed” basis. Community Service Volunteers perform primarily two main tasks: tidying the bookshelves and cleaning books. If you are interested in being considered for these roles, please fill out the Court Ordered Community Service Volunteer Application at the link above. Also, plan to bring your court document to your first volunteer meeting and give a copy to the volunteer coordinator.

Learn more about these volunteer roles and others as well as APPLY TO VOLUNTEER.


For more information, contact the Volunteer Services Office at 303-441-3114 or [email protected].