DC Public Library


Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

The District of Columbia Public Library is a vibrant center of activity for residents and visitors in the nation's capital. The library provides environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and equips people to learn all their lives, to embrace diversity and to build a thriving city. We are proud to be a recognized force in the community for engaging the mind, expanding opportunities and elevating the quality of life.

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Serve at Your Library Group Volunteer

SERVE AT YOUR LIBRARY GROUP VOLUNTEER

Serve At Your Library Group Volunteers will support large-scale projects such as shifting books, cleaning shelves, ushering at Library events (author talks, open houses, youth programs), and assembling materials. This is a great opportunity for organizations that wish to volunteer as a group.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to provide clear directions in a helpful, friendly manner
  • Interest in learning overview of library services
  • Ability to read and write
  • Experience with public speaking helpful
  • Bilingual applicants are welcome
  • Minimum age requirement is 14 years of age

MINIMUM TIME COMMITMENT

  • Monthly and quarterly opportunities
  • Preferred one-event minimum commitment
  • Reports to on-site Volunteer Point-of-Contact

TRAINING

All prospective volunteers will receive training/orientation at their assigned location.

Special Events Volunteer

SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER

Special Events Volunteers will support Library events such as author talks, open houses, youth programs and more. This is a great opportunity for out-going library lovers who have limited time in their schedules.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to provide clear direction in a helpful, friendly manner
  • Interest in learning overview of library services
  • Ability to read and write
  • Experience with public speaking helpful
  • Bilingual applicants are welcome
  • A background check is required for this position for individuals 18 and older

MINIMUM TIME COMMITMENT

  • Monthly and quarterly opportunities
  • Preferred one-event minimum commitment
  • Reports to on-site Volunteer Point-of-Contact

TRAINING

All prospective volunteers will receive orientation/training at their assigned location.

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