Spokane Public Library welcomes and encourages volunteers to enrich the capabilities and services of the library system.

Volunteers provide essential support for library functions, including assisting or providing programming, organizing materials, and keeping libraries and materials clean and inviting. All library volunteers must be at least 14 years of age (some assignments have a higher age limit), dependable, and must successfully complete library provided training and subsequent evaluations. We do not have volunteer assignments available to fulfill court ordered community service. Further information may be found by viewing our Policy on Volunteering in the Library. Every attempt will be made to place volunteers in positions that match their interests, skills and time commitments. Selected applicants will be contacted as openings occur. Volunteers should be availableĀ 1 day per week forĀ a 3-month commitment.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:


Youth Services Programming Assistant

Provides assistance during library programs, such as helping with crafts, counting attendees, and maintaining an orderly atmosphere. May also assist with designing bulletin boards.

Estimated Time Commitment

1-2 hours per week.

Qualifications

Ability to bend, stoop, kneel and occasionally lift up to 15 pounds.

Locations

This volunteer opportunity is available at all library branches.


Computer Class Assistant

Assist computer class instructors by monitoring participants and helping them learn basic computer skills.

Estimated Time Commitment

2-4 hours per month for at least six months.

Qualifications

Knowledge of basic computer skills such as using a mouse and navigating in a Windows environment; patience, good communication skills, and ability to follow directions. Must be at least 16 years of age.

Locations

This volunteer opportunity is available at all library branches.


Materials Shelver

Assists library staff in shelving all types of materials. May also read shelves to determine that materials are in proper order. May put cases on compact discs or videos prior to shelving.

Estimated Time Commitment

2-6 hours per week for at least six months.

Qualifications

Must be at least 16 years of age. Able to pass skills test; attention to detail; able to work independently; able to bend, stoop, stretch and lift.

Locations

This volunteer opportunity is available at all library branches.

 

To Apply

Email a completed application form to awagner@spokanelibrary.org or drop off a completed application at your nearest branch.