Volunteering can be a satisfying way to invest your time and energy to make a big different in the quality of library services. Volunteers acquire new skills and gain recognized work experiences, make social connections, serve in the community, get a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of the library, and receive verification of volunteer work for schools and resumes.
Prospective volunteers should read the complete volunteer policy and must complete the volunteer application before they are considered for volunteer opportunities. The volunteer application may picked up in-person or submitted electronically below.
All volunteers at the library must have completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age. Those who are between the ages of 13 – 18 and are enrolled in school are considered Student Volunteers. Individuals who are at least 18 years of age but are no longer in high school are considered Adult Volunteers.
Students are welcome to volunteer at the library and play a significant role in making our library work. Our student volunteers help with the daily upkeep of the library and its materials, prepare crafts for programs by coloring, cutting, sorting, etc., and also aid library staff with other special tasks.
Student volunteers do not shelve books, work the circulation desk, shelf read, answer reference questions, read to children, or perform other tasks that belong directly to library staff.
Prospective student volunteers should read the complete volunteer policy and submit an application (online or in-person). After the application is received, an interview with a library staff person will be arranged before a student is begins their volunteer opportunity.
Our adult volunteers play an integral part in making our library thrive. Examples of volunteer work include preparing crafts for story times, shelving materials, tidying the spaces, helping with the book sale, supporting our mission through the Friends of the Library, assisting with events, and other tasks.
If you are interested in volunteering to present a library program, we ask that you complete a Program Proposal on our website, rather than submit an application.
Adult volunteers do not work the circulation desk, answer reference questions, read to children, plan events, or perform other tasks that belong directly to the library staff.
Green Tree Public Library reserves the right to refuse an applicant for volunteer work. In addition, the library does not accept court-mandated volunteers.