Learn about the wide range of volunteer opportunities at Pierce County Library System. Availability of specific opportunities varies seasonally and by location. Visit our main volunteering page to learn how to become a volunteer.
Provide general support at Pierce County Library branches or Administrative Center departments. Examples of branch or department support volunteer activities include performing clerical tasks such as data entry, filing, sorting, and collating; maintaining appearance and cleanliness in public and staff areas; and searching for and handling library materials under staff direction. A minimum two-month time commitment is preferred.
Provide opportunities for English language learners to practice conversational English. Examples of ESL volunteer activities include working with designated library staff to plan and facilitate small group or one-on-one conversations. A minimum six-month time commitment is preferred.
Provide delivery service of library materials to homebound customers. Examples of homebound delivery volunteer activities include picking up tote bags from a library branch, delivering materials to assigned homebound customers, and monitoring customer satisfaction using a pre-set list of questions. A minimum one-year time commitment is preferred. Homebound delivery volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance.
Capture images for use in printed and digital applications to support Library services. Examples of volunteer photographer activities include taking photos of library events, people, and places. A minimum three-month time commitment is preferred.
Assist staff with preparing for and presenting library programs, classes, and events. Examples of program volunteer activities include performing room setup and cleanup; preparing program materials and supplies; assisting with facilitation of events; providing individual or small group assistance in a class presented by library staff; and distributing publicity. A minimum three-month time commitment is preferred.
Build leadership skills by assisting with development and delivery of library programs. Examples of teen volunteer activities include participating in teen advisory groups; assisting staff with preparing for and presenting library programs; and providing general clerical and materials support at branches. A minimum two-month time commitment is preferred; certain opportunities may require additional training and longer time commitments. Teen volunteers must be 14-18 years of age.
Teen Library Corps is a different kind of volunteer experience for teens between the ages of 14-18. You will receive hands-on training to obtain general work skills, and work on special library projects. The program runs over summer break (June 23 - September 2). Read more and sign up here.
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