What can volunteers help with at the library?
Do you like the flexibility of helping with special events? Are you looking for the stability of a weekly assignment? Do you prefer working behind the scenes or front and center? We have options to fit your needs.
- Shelving DVDs
- Pulling holds for patron pick-up
- Repairing and/or discarding damaged library materials
- Special projects with library departments
- Giving tours of the library
- Assisting in the Friends Bookstore
- Monitoring the computer lab
- Program host
- Delivering books to our Lending Hands homebound patrons
- Reading to pre-school children with our Reading Roadshow program
- Helping with special events
- And more
Is there a time commitment?
Most weekly volunteer opportunities consist of one-hour shifts. Some outreach opportunities and positions involving technical services require a two-hour shift.
Can I work different days and times each week?
For most weekly assignments, library operations require a set schedule each week. Special projects and events are more flexible.
How old do I have to be before I can volunteer?
You must be 13 years of age or older for most volunteer opportunities.
Can I complete service hours that are court-ordered?
The Fayetteville Public Library does not accept court-ordered community service hours.
Can groups volunteer at the library?
Yes. Please contact the Volunteer and Outreach office at (479) 856-7104.
How do I get started?
Complete our volunteer application.
Contact Carlye Dennis by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (479) 856-7104.