Volunteer Opportunities

Fandomonium Volunteers Needed

JCPL is hosting a month-long series of events celebrating all manner of Fandom.  The main event – Fandomonium – well be held on Saturday, November 3, from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  Fandomonium is a free event for anyone who celebrates pop culture – Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Star Wars, Outlander – you name it – and we’ll need volunteers to help us throw the party!

If you’re into cosplay, comic-con, super heroes, pop culture…and fun…we’d love to have your help.  

A special Fandomonium volunteer information session is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, and all prospective volunteers will be expected to attend. 

During that session we will discuss the various roles volunteers will fulfill, the time commitment, general guidelines and expectations, and how to sign up for the Fandomonium volunteer shifts.

The location and time of the information session will be provided once you’ve completed the Volunteer Application.

Belmar Library - Operations Assistants   

Assist library staff in the mornings with shelving reserved items for patrons.

  • Sundays – 9:00-11:00
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and/or Saturdays – 7:30-10:00

Evergreen Library – Program Assistant

Help facilitate the monthly “Wild Things” event. Wild Things is a program for Preschoolers presented by educators from Jefferson County Open Space. The volunteer will help set up and break down the meeting room, help the educator facilitate the program, and supervise the craft time.  If you like nature and preschoolers – you’ll love this volunteer job!

  • Second or Third Thursday of each month, 10:45-12:15 (1 ½ hours per month)

Intercambio Spanish Conversation Table Assistants – Belmar and Wheat Ridge Libraries

Intercambio volunteers help guide the group’s conversation in Spanish and answer vocabulary questions.  They motivate participants by sharing their experiences about Hispanic/Latino culture.  Other duties include setting up the room and welcoming participants as they arrive. 

  • Wheat Ridge – Every Wednesday 6:30-8:00

Lakewood Library – Operations Assistants

  • Mondays 8:00-10:00 – Help set up Baby Time (Story Time) room and shelve holds or materials
  • Saturdays 8:00-10:00 – Help set up Baby Time (Story Time) room and shelve holds or materials

Library To You – Operations/Program Assistant Needed

Assist with a variety of clerical and shelving tasks, and assist with the preparation of programming materials, bookmobile “make and take” kits and craft projects. Library To You is located in the Library Administration wing of the Lakewood Library.

  • Schedule would be Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning, approximately 2 hours per week.  

PAWS for Reading – Dog and Handler Teams:  Multiple Jeffco Library Locations

PAWS is a unique program that provides young children opportunities to read with a four-legged friend from Denver Pet Partners. Dogs are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. If you and your dog are interested in becoming a Denver Pet Partners volunteer team, you will need to work directly with Denver Pet Partners in completing the steps outlined here

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at [email protected] or 303-275-2212.

Standley Lake Library – Program Assistant for Memory Café

Memory Café is a welcoming gathering place where people living with early memory loss and their partners can come together to relax, socialize with others, and enjoy a cup of coffee, an activity, or a presentation. As hosts, we will work to promote a welcoming atmosphere, encouraging social connections and participation. Main duties of volunteers:  Supporting Library Staff in ensuring each participant is welcomed to the group, has time for sharing/introductions, and is sent off warmly at the end of the group. Assisting with sign in sheets and name tags, coffee/snack set up, room set up/clean up, etc. Volunteers will participate in a two-hour training at the Alzheimer’s Association in Denver.

  • 2nd Friday of each month, 12:30-3:00