Volunteer Opportunities by Library

The library accepts applications for positions that are listed and open.
Fill out a volunteer application and

Children/Teen Program Assistants

  • Assist with children/teen programs
  • Help children with crafts
Hours:
varies

ESL/High School Equivalency (HSE) Classroom Assistants

Assist an ESL or HSE class instructor once or twice a week (mornings or evenings) in a classroom setting. Must have a willingness to assist instructor and students in classroom activities. Activities may include facilitating a small group, one-on-one assistance, writing on the board, making copies, etc. There is a six-month minimum commitment when assigned to a class. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Other Locations:
*New Direction Agape Sservices
*Second Chance Through Faith
* Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Hours:
Morning or evening

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!

Hours:
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

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: Third Monday of month, 9 am - noon
East: Second Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
21c: Third Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Penrose: Fourth Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Rockrimmon: Fourth Thursday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Ruth Holley: Third Friday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Sand Creek: Second Monday of month, 9 a.m. - noon

Hours:
9 a.m. - noon

Path to Citizenship Faciliators

This group provides an environment to practice and prepare to obtain US citizenship. Materials are provided and follow USCIS developed curriculum. Lesson plans, activities, handouts and general information are all available. This group focuses on practicing the 100 questions individuals need to know, application vocabulary review, and writing. Facilitators do not provide legal advice. Reporting requirements: Facilitators are expected to gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them weekly to the Adult Education division via email. There is a one year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Hours:
Varies

Shelvers

Adults and teens are needed to assist staff with shelving materials including books, CDs, DVDs, audio books etc. Volunteers should have strong attention to detail, ability to place materials in alphabetical and numeric order, ability to bend, reach and push a book cart, and work as a team.

Multiple shifts and days are open, 1 day per week for 1-2 hours. Please apply at High Prairie Library or Ruth Holley Library.

Hours:
1-2 hours per week

Teen Advisory Board

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

Hours:
varies

Write English Facilitators

Write English is an informal writing group for adults with intermediate or higher English language skills. Experience facilitating a small group is preferred, but not required. Group size is limited and individuals must register prior to enrolling. Activities may include exploring various writing styles and purposes and providing feedback on writing activities. Reporting requirements: Facilitators are expected to gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them weekly to the Adult Education division via email. there is a one-year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Hours:
Varies