Volunteer FAQ

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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.

Opportunities include:

  • 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
  • Gardening
  • 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.

To ensure that employees and volunteers of Fayetteville Public Library are well-qualified and to further ensure that Fayetteville Public Library maintains a safe and productive work environment free of any form of violence, harassment or misconduct—it is the policy of Fayetteville Public Library to screen applicants, whether for employment or volunteer work, and to verify applicant references, credentials, or both.

More questions?

Contact Carlye Dennis by email cdennis@faylib.org or by phone (479) 856-7104.