Volunteer Testimonials

President's Volunteer Service Awards

The President's Volunteer Service Award, organized under President George W. Bush, recognizes United States citizens and lawfully-admitted permanent residents who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over a lifetime.

We have chosen 2012 as our inaugural year and are pleased to announce that of the 835 currently active volunteers in our district, 86 qualify for an award. Of the 86 awardees, we have two gold recipients: Pranathi Durgempudi and Mark Schmidt.

All 86 volunteers were honored at a special event in July.

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies Awards


The Denver chapter of the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) held its annual awards celebration luncheon in September 2012 to honor volunteers in Denver-area nonprofits.

Douglas County Libraries volunteers Ed Dash and Roger Williams were nominated for their service to the Douglas County History Research Center, and won the DOVIA award in the "Dynamic Duo" category.


In 2013, 1,200 volunteers contributed nearly 40,000 hours of time. This equates to a value of $775,000!


"The interactive stamp activity at Highlands Ranch Library was a big success. Our stellar volunteers minimized the chaos, kept the kiddos away from the hot glue guns, and helped dozens of budding philatelists (stamp collectors) create stamp albums and collages."
- Cindy, Patron Services Technician

"Volunteers are amazing and do so much for us. They are critical to our ability to provide all the library services we want to provide."
- Patty, Youth Services Department Head

"We had great experiences with volunteers at our autism events. We couldn't have done it with them!"
- Sheila, Branch Manager

Thank you for volunteering!