Volunteer Opportunities

Now Recruiting Volunteers for Summer Reading

Have fun earning those school or community service hours while helping your community and gaining great job experience.  Volunteers assist with registration, prize giveaways, and a variety of special programming.   Teens in grade 7-12 are eligible to volunteer.  Training is provided.

Apply here to be a Teen Summer Reading Volunteer at your Jeffco Library.

Belmar Library – Program Assistants Needed

Help with various programs (kids, family, teen and adult), prepare Storytime crafts (cutting, gluing, collating, etc.), assist with collection maintenance (finding & pulling books, cleaning books & DVDs, shelf-reading, etc.), and stocking library supplies and literature.  Schedules are flexible and will involve weekly 2-hour shifts.

Lakewood Library – Program Assistants

Assist with or facilitate library programs for kids, teens and adults.  Help needed for a variety of programs, days and times:

  • Terrific Tuesdays Helper – Every Tuesday, 2:45-5:15.  Help staff set up, run the program and clean up.  Each week is a different activity for kids and tweens, including LEGOs, games, crafts, and movies.
  • LEGO™ Master – First Tuesday of the month, 2:45-5:15.  Help school ages kids build creations with LEGO™ bricks.
  • Library For All – Fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:30-8:00.  Library For All is an interactive program for Adults with Disabilities.  Help is needed for set-up, clean-up and assisting participants with their projects.  We’re looking for folks who enjoy hands-on projects and making a difference in the lives of folks with special needs.
  • MakeSomething Helper – Third Tuesday of the month, 5:30-8:00.  Help staff set up, run the program and clean up.  Interactive hands-on programs for adults – everyone goes home with something hand-made.
  • Children’s/Teen Program Helpers – various dates and times.  We need extra hands to help facilitate programs for children or teens, including Early Release Days, Spring Break programs, After Hours Harry Potter, and our Annual International Tea Party.  If you enjoy interacting with kids or teens and are free in the afternoons, WE NEED YOU!

Lakewood Library – Operations Assistants

Help library staff with shelving tasks and/or Storytime preparation.

  • Mondays 8:00-10:00 – Help set up Babytime, Storytime, and shelve holds or returns
  • Mondays 4:00-6:00, 5:00-7:00 or 6:00-8:00 – Shelve returns
  • Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 – Shelve returns
  • Thursdays 12:00-2:00, 1:00-3:00 or 2:00-4:00 – Shelve returns
  • Fridays 8:00-10:00 – Set up Storytime and shelve holds
  • Saturdays 8:00-10:00 – Shelve holds and materials

Conifer Library – Operations Assistants

Help library staff with shelving, pulling materials, and generally keeping the library tidy and organized.

  • Tuesday afternoons
  • Thursday afternoons
  • Sunday afternoons

Evergreen Library – Program Assistants

Assist with or facilitate library programs for kids, teens and adults.  Help needed for a variety of programs, days and times:

  • Great Decisions Facilitator – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays beginning in February 2018 for 9 weeks.

Wheat Ridge Library – Program Assistant – Crafts

Help with preparing Storytime crafts and materials for children’s programs. 

  • Schedule flexible, roughly 2 hours per week.

Library2You – Operations Assistant

Assist with shelving holds and selecting/stocking the Bookmobile with materials for its daily run. 

  • Wednesday mornings – 2 hours

Library Foundation – Warehouse Volunteers Needed

Research and price Rare & Collectible book donations; sort, categorize and box up donated materials.  Schedule is flexible, but we’re looking for steady, long-term volunteers to help with these important fund-raising tasks.

  • Shifts available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:00 and 5:00.

Special Populations – Spanish-speaking Program Assistants

Work with the Spanish Outreach librarian by assisting with events at various library locations, including language-learning programs and special events throughout the year, such as Dia de los Muertos, Dia de los Ninos, and others. Spanish language fluency required; schedule is varied.

Teen Services – Volunteer Tutors for Elementary Aged Children

Teen Services is collaborating with Jeffco Schools in establishing a Homework Help program for 3rd-6th grade students at Slater Elementary School on Mondays, 2:30-3:30.  This position is perfect for High School students in need of community service hours.

Now Recruiting for Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Members – Multiple Library Locations

TABs provide teens the opportunity to become advocates for the library in the community, to promote reading, to help develop and implement programs and events for teens, and to gain real-world employment skills.  TAB membership also looks terrific on college and job applications!  TAB Applications are now being accepted at multiple library locations.  TAB members must commit to:

  • Attending monthly meetings and missing no more than 3 meetings/year
  • Actively participating in the group
  • Volunteering in the library for various events
  • Attending at least 3 library programs per year
  • Being team players and respecting the opinions and values of other TAB members

If the Teen Advisory Board interests you, please complete the online application.  Libraries recruiting for TAB members – and their meeting schedules – are listed below:

  • Arvada Library – Meetings held the second Monday evening of each month, 6:00-7:00
  • Columbine Library – Meetings held the first Thursday afternoon of each month, 4:00-5:30
  • Golden Library – Meetings held on the following dates:
    • Sunday, March 4, 2:00-3:00
    • Sunday, April 15, 2:00-3:00
    • Sunday, May 13, 1:30-2:30
    • Sunday, June 10, 10:00-11:00
    • Sunday, July 8, 10:00-11:00
    • Sunday, August 5, 11:00-12:00
  • Lakewood Library – Meetings held third Monday afternoon of each month, 4:00-5:00
  • Wheat Ridge – Meetings held mostly on the second Saturday of each month, 2:00-3:00 (some days may be slightly different times)