The Wissahickon Valley Public Library Volunteer Program assists the library in carrying out its mission to meet the information needs of our diverse and dynamic population. The Library recruits volunteers to assist staff with daily library needs as well as special projects. Stop by the library and fill out a Volunteer Application or download the form and bring it in.
TEENS, aged 14-17, stop by and talk with our Youth Services Librarian at the Main Library in Blue Bell or contact our Youth staff. Please put “Teen Volunteer” in the subject line of the email.
WVPL welcomes high school students who are interested in creating graduation projects around technology and programming. Teens interested in volunteering during the summer should turn in their applications by June 1 of each year.
ADULTS, stop by to speak with Lynne Tillet at the Main library in Blue Bell or email our Volunteer Coordinator.
Library volunteer opportunities may include:
- Adopt-A-Shelf Volunteers (checking the order of our collection)
- Mending Assistants (mending books and other materials)
- Shelving Assistants (shelving books and pulling holds)
- Technical Services Assistants (processing new books)
- Technology Volunteers (to teach computer classes: Basic Level, Internet, Microsoft Word, WVPL On-line Resources, iTunes, Facebook & Twitter)
- Electronic Device Volunteers (volunteers to come once a month for 2-4 hours to help others learn to use their eReaders, smart phones, & tablet computers)
- Gardening Volunteers (weeding/pruning/planting patio garden areas)
The State of Pennsylvania requires that all volunteers who work where children spend time must obtain child abuse clearances from The PA Department of Human Services and the PA State Police.