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Lincoln City Libraries Volunteers


Volunteers - we depend on you!
We depend on you!
Volunteers at Lincoln City Libraries


Make a difference in your community – volunteer at your local library!

Why volunteer?

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I volunteer because it is my civic duty. Also, it is good exercise! I also like to volunteer at the library because I enjoy interacting with the public and because the library is a learning environment.
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I volunteer because I love to read and I love the library! When I volunteer, I feel like I am making a contribution to the library."
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The reason I volunteer is that it's payback time for all the free books I'm able to read!
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I volunteer because of the feeling of doing something needed and worthwhile for people who appreciate it!


With the support of Lincoln City Libraries staff, over 1,000 volunteers currently donate their time and talents in our libraries throughout the year. Our volunteers have a variety of reasons for contributing their time, talent, and energy to Lincoln City Libraries. Reasons for volunteering include:
  • wanting to “give back” something to the community
  • completing a high school graduation requirement
  • being productive while job-searching
  • getting exercise while shelving books
  • because it’s fun!

Who can apply?
Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals who have completed 5th grade and on up. If you are looking for court-ordered volunteer work, please contact Volunteer Partners for possible opportunities.

Volunteer Positions:

[books graphic]The Shelver
You are the kind of person who likes to organize everything and wants to put things in their proper place. This is the job for you!
[shelf reading graphic]The Shelf Reader
You are the ultimate organizer! You are the type of person who goes out of their way to keep things in order.
[gradening graphic]The Gardener
Do you have a green thumb? Your skills are needed to beautify the green spaces around our libraries.
[flowerpot graphic]The Plant Care Specialist
If you are good with plants, your abilities are needed to provide tender loving care to our indoor plants.
[feather duster graphic]The Housekeeper
If you enjoy tidying up and using a vacuum or a feather duster, then this is the position for you! Your skills are needed to dust books and shelves throughout the library.
[tools graphic]The Generalist
You are the kind of person who loves to do a little bit of everything wherever you are needed.
[handshake graphic]The Outreach Specialist
Share your passion for Lincoln City Libraries with others! Promote library services and resources at community events and festivals.
For Teenagers:

[photo of Teen Advisory Board members]Teen Advisory Board
Creative teens are needed to advise library staff about materials, programs and services they would like to see in the library. This is your chance to make a difference! Here's more information about our Teen Advisory Boards.
[calendar graphic]Year-Round Teen
Can’t get enough of libraries? Spend your free time helping out at the library of your choice!
[State Capitol graphic]Government and Politics
This is a short-term commitment to complete the volunteer requirement for graduation. GoPo positions fill up quickly, so be sure to get your name in early!
[trophy graphic]National Honor Society or Other Organization
Short-term assignments are also available for students needing to complete volunteer work for a variety of organizations.
For Youth:
[child reading graphic]Summer Reading Program
If you have completed fifth grade, you can volunteer to help us promote our Summer Reading Program!
For Groups:
[crowd graphic]One-Shot Opportunities
Looking for an organization to help out but only have one or two days to do your volunteer work? E-mail volunteercoordinator@lincolnlibraries.org for additional information.
Need more information? Please contact the library of your choice to see what opportunities may be available.


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