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Volunteer Information

Woman helping kids with craftsWhy volunteer?

Our volunteers are vital to the library's success.  They perform a wide variety of tasks from shelving materials, to repairing books, to helping with children's programs, and so much more.  This allows the library to do more with the tax dollars entrusted to us.  The contributions you make as a volunteer have a huge impact on our community.  In addition, as a volunteer, you have the opportunity to gain new skills, earn recognized work experience, expand your social horizons, and give back to your community!

Who can volunteer?

Teen Library Council  - Ages 10-18:  Tweens and Teens are invited to join our Teen Library Council (TLC)!  The council meets at the library on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month at 2pm.  Members assist the library by planning and assisting with fun events for teens, making new library displays, recommending new books for our teen collection, and helping out with library projects throughout the year!  TLC is a great way to earn volunteer hours for school while gaining leadership experience and making new friends!  Find out more by attending a meeting or send an email to volunteer@wblibrary.org.

Individual Volunteers - Ages 14 & up:  We have a variety of volunteer roles for teens and adults!  Open volunteer positions vary based on current library needs.  Volunteers are selected on the basis of their application, interview, current library needs, and the applicant's schedule availability.  All volunteers must complete orientation & training prior to beginning their service.  Please note that the library does not accept "drop-in" volunteers.

Court-Ordered Community Service:   Applicants for court-ordered community service are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  To be considered, you must reside within the Library District (generally zip code 78728).  If you are unsure whether you are within the district, please contact the library at volunteer@wblibrary.org.

Library volunteer putting books onto shelves.Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Become a Shelving Assistant!  Are you the extra-organized type who loves keeping things in order? The library needs you! We accept applications year-round for volunteer shelving assistants, who are tasked with returning books to the shelves in proper order and keeping all of our shelves organized and looking great. Orientation and training will be provided to all accepted applicants prior to beginning volunteer service.
    For full details and necessary qualifications, download our Shelving Assistant Volunteer Description.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out a volunteer application at the library or send an email to volunteer@wblibrary.org

  • Below is a list of other volunteer positions for which we are currently recruiting applicants. Click the link on any opportunity to see more information on our VolunteerMatch webpage. Do you have skills in a particular area that's not listed? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@wblibrary.org to discuss how you can share your talents with the library!