Volunteers are an invaluable resource in the development and growth of Douglas County Libraries. With your help, we can achieve our mission of providing resources for learning and leisure to build communities and improve lives in Douglas County.
If you are interested in sharing your gifts of time, skill, expertise and knowledge with Douglas County Libraries, we invite you to complete an online application.
- Volunteers older than 18, please fill out our Community Volunteer Application.
- Volunteers completing volunteer hours as required by a court, should use the Court-Ordered Volunteer Application.
- Teen and student volunteers, please use this Student Volunteer Application. Please note that volunteers under age 14 need a signed Parent or Guardian’s Permission Form. Please print this out and bring it to your first meeting with a volunteer coordinator.
- Volunteers interested in working with our Sensory-Enhanced Storytimes at the Highland Ranch Library use the Sensory-Enhanced Storytime Application Form.
Your online application will be received by a volunteer coordinator who will contact you. For additional information, please contact your local Branch Volunteer Coordinator at 303-791-READ or email the District Volunteer Services Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our specific programs include:
- Youth Opportunities - complete high school graduation requirements; advancement in rank for Scouting programs; meet new friends
- Books-by-Mail - provides library materials to residents in the Pike National Forest area of Deckers; run solely by volunteers
- Book Discussion Group Leaders - Discussion group leaders, for adult book clubs
- Douglas County History Research Center - preservation of our local history; transcribe oral histories; copy and file materials
- Homebound Delivery - select and deliver books to patrons who are unable to come to the library
- Senior Facility Reader - read books to small groups of seniors who can no longer read for themselves
- Used Book Sales - help organize donations for used book sales
- General Library Tasks - administrative, clerical; shelving books, videos, DVDs, etc.; helping in the children's departments; chess club nights; assembling patron packets, etc.
- Literacy Department Volunteers - offer adult literacy tutoring; early literacy in child care centers; and storytelling in DC school classrooms through the Literacy Department
W I I F M? "What's in it For Me?"
Our volunteers gain job skills, personal growth, and a sense of community involvement. We provide a safe, pleasant environment and the opportunity to meet people from a diverse range of backgrounds. We often provide references for volunteers wishing to enter the job market. We value your contribution to the library and the community! Please join us!