If you are interested in volunteering at the library, please turn in an application. Download, print and bring in the volunteer application or ask for an application at the Circulation Desk. You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. You will need a valid work permit from your school if you are between the ages of 14-17.
Below are listed various job descriptions. ROPL Volunteer Application (PDF)
- Friends donated book sorter:
Sort through donated books and media by category, determine what’s sellable, recycle outdated or damaged items
- Scanning donated books:
Use computer to determine internet salability
- Friends shop stocker:
Stock shelves in Friends shop, organize stock. Must be able to work alone.
- Friends Shop:
Sales Selling used books, media in the shop. The shop is currently open 4 days per week; most volunteers are scheduled for 1 or 2 shifts per month
- Butterfly gardener:
Weeding, help with planting, general gardening.
- Local history assistant:
Creating, organizing files of newspaper clippings. Possible scanning of clippings for website.
- Collection maintenance:
Shelving returned books and media, shifting sections of the collection, searching for missing items from lists, reading the shelves and putting books in proper order
- Youth program preparation and assistance:
Prepare craft materials for children’s programs. Need depends on frequency and type of program. Occasionally volunteers are needed for programs
- Youth Summer Reading Program:
Prepare for and assist with youth programs including large events outside. Help with free book distribution in July and early August
- Media assistant:
Movie facilitator, checking media donations, checking damaged items from either adult or youth media collections
- Government docs clerk:
Work on inventory lists of documents to be disposed of. Knowledge of Excel required