Volunteer Opportunities by Library

The library accepts applications for positions that are listed and open.
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AfterMath Tutors

Assist students of all ages with K-college-level math topics depending upon your skill and comfort level such as: fractions, decimals, percentages, pre- and Algebra 1&2, geometry, Trigonometry, pre-Calculus and Calculus. After-school hours during the school year.

Complete and return an AfterMath volunteer application where you wish to serve.

East: Thu. 4 - 6 p.m - End May 7, 2020, Library 21c: Wed. 3:30 - 6 p.m. - Ends May 20, 2020, Monument: Mon. 3:30 - 7 p.m. - Ends May 18, 2020, Sand Creek: Tues. 5 - 6 p.m. - Ends May 12, 2020

Calling Art Lovers: Drop-in Painting Coordinators Needed

Share your love of art in an informal, library setting. We are looking for two volunteers who will be working together in a team, to support the popular “Drop-in Watercolor Painting” program held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of most months. Volunteers will set up the room with art supplies (provided by PPLD); monitor supply needs; interact with program participants; take photos of projects; track attendance and report participant feedback.

Skills and Abilities Required:

You need to be outgoing and friendly, enjoy interacting with patrons and staff, as well as committed and able to keep a set schedule. Experience with painting is not required -- We will provide any training you need.


In your application, please give your availability, specifically, if you are available both Thursdays, or only available on the 1st or 3rd Thursday.

Reports To: The East Makerspace Librarian

This program is held at the East Library, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of most months, 6-9 p.m.

Change a Life! Be an Adult Literacy Tutor

Change a life! Work one-on-one with an adult, to improve their reading, writing, comprehension or English language skills.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Commit to weekly tutoring time
• Use the provided materials, but adapt to learning styles
• Be patient with all skill levels
• Report data monthly to Adult Education Office, via email

• Friendly and outgoing
• Able to communicate clearly
• Skilled at interacting with a wide range of customers of diverse ages/backgrounds
• Responsible, punctual and able to commit to a schedule

• Orientation and training required—we will teach you what you need to know. Offered several times a year.
• Materials provided by PPLD
• Immediate need! Students are waiting for available tutors.

• Day and time coordinated between tutor and student., • Meet with student once a week for two hours., • Minimum of 6 months, one year preferred, when matched with a student.

Friends Book Store Clerks

Help out at the newly remodeled Friends Book Stores at Library 21c and East Libraries. Volunteers staff the book store, display books, process cash register sales, accept book donations, give out Friends memberships and help customers.

The bookstores are open 7 days a week, with shifts in 2-3 hour blocks of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. , Availability varies by location.

Friends Office Assistant

Friends need one or two assistants to perform general office and computer related tasks. Duties will include copying, inventorying supplies, transporting carts of books, shelving books, entering data into spreadsheets, performing internet lookups, running errands and general light office clean-up. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet research methods.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friends Online Book Scanners

Have a couple of hours free every week? Friends seeks detail-oriented, tech-savvy volunteers to scan book donations and discards for books to sell on Friends Amazon store. Training provided.

Mon, Wed or Fri from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.; , Sat. from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m

Holds Processor/Filer

Use computer to trap holds and print the hold slip; match hold slip to book, label the hold slip and place the book in correct bin or Holds shelf, file item.

2-5 p.m. Sunday

Holds Processors/Shelvers

Serve behind the scenes a few hours a week to assist staff with processing and transferring books patrons have requested. Vounteers will (tasks vary from branch to branch) locate, and retrieve books on the shelves, or empty bins, discharge items with a computer device, shelve materials on the HOLDS shelves or book truck, and/or place materials in bins to go to other libraries. Volunteers at Penrose Library and Mobile Library Services will have free parking!

East Volunteers are needed Monday and Tuesday afternoons (2-5) and Wednesday and Friday mornings 8:30 - 11:30.

Library 21c: Inquire for openings at (719) 531-6333, Monument Library: Mornings or afternoons, High Prairie: Inquire for openings at (719) 260-3650, Penrose Library and Mobile Libraries: Call 531-6333, Ruth Holley: Monday mornings or afternoons, East: Monday and Tuesday from 2 -5 p.m., East: Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 - 11:30

Library Explorers Craft Program Set Up

One or two volunteers are needed to help staff set up and tear down for the Library Explorers craft programs. Volunteers will also assist patrons with completing a craft. Volunteers should have ability to move supplies on a platform truck and in large plastic totes. They will also move around the room and assist patrons with detailed tasks. Should enjoy working with special needs individuals.

Cheyenne Mountain: 3rd Monday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
East: 2nd Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Penrose: 4th Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Rockrimmon: 4th Thursday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Ruth Holley: 3rd Friday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Sand Creek: 2nd Monday of month, 9 a.m. - noon

9 a.m. - noon

Reading Buddies Volunteer

Teens are needed to help children retain and improve reading skills over the summer. Teens will listen to a child read aloud, read with a child or assist children in selecting reading materials and share their enthusiasm for reading. When not engaged in reading buddies activities, volunteers will do additional tasks.

Volunteers should have excellent reading skills, the ability to communicate with children and adults, and follow directions.

Must attend a training session and commit to one shift per week.

Apply early; this position closes May 1, 2020.

6 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, June/July 2020

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board meet monthly or more to suggest topics, and plan and host programs and services for teens.

Teen Advisory Board Volunteer Position Description

Want to make a difference in your community? The Teen Advisory Board is a group of volunteers who helps the library put on programs and events. Teen Volunteer application required. Ages 12 - 18. Click here for more information.

  • When: Second Thursday of the month from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Where: East Library

Yoga Instructor

Teach a one-hour yoga class at various library locations, with an additional 15 minutes of set up before class, and 15 minutes of clean up after class.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Create a comfortable environment and welcome patrons as they arrive.
• Lead Yoga class, teaching correct postures and positions.
• Modify classes for different ages, ability levels, and bodies.
• Help us build community by making yoga accessible to more people.

• Friendly and outgoing
• Able to communicate clearly
• Skilled at interacting with a wide range of customers of diverse ages/backgrounds
• Responsible, punctual and able to commit to a schedule

• Current Yoga Instructor Certification

• Minimum of one class per month (1.5 hours)
• Up to 5 classes per month – one per week, (7.5 hours)

East Library, Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Times and days to be coordinated for Fountain, Ruth Holley and Sand Creek Libraries.