Volunteer at Siuslaw Public Library
Volunteers are vital to the success of the library! From shelving books to outreach at local retirement homes, volunteers provide important services that keep our library running.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
We are currently looking for volunteers for these positions:
Shelf Reader. Adopt a section of the library and make sure things are in order. Drop-in task with no set schedule. Great for detail-oriented volunteers who enjoy organizing and working independently!
Shelver, Children's Area. Shelve books and other items in our children's room. This area contains low shelves and many narrow books, so volunteers need to be comfortable with bending, crouching, stooping, and reading small print. Shelvers commit to a regular two-hour shift per week.
Genealogy Assistant. Help patrons with family history questions, and provide assistance with digital and print resources in our Siuslaw Room. Applicants must have some background in genealogy research (amateur or professional), but we will provide training on specific resources. Volunteers commit to a regular two-hour shift per week.
Interested in an open position? See below to apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can volunteer?
We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities. Volunteers must be able to work independently, or be accompanied by an adult who can assist them as they perform tasks. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This is a great way to get your kids interested in community service and do something fun together!
How do I apply to volunteer?
If you are interested in any currently open volunteer opportunity, fill out and submit a volunteer application. Download it here, or stop by to pick one up at the circulation desk. Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it by the library. We'll schedule an interview with you to discuss your interests and current opportunities.
What are the expectations for volunteers?
Take a look at our Volunteer Code of Ethics and Behavior.
Can I drop in, or do I need to commit to a regular schedule?
Some volunteer positions--such as shelving--require that you commit to a regular day and time. Other tasks are more flexible.
Contact Erin Gordenier, volunteer coordinator, at 541-997-3132 or email@example.com.