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College Internships (Volunteer)

Are you interested in pursuing a meaningful career in library sciences?

Plano Public Library provides a welcoming environment for engaging our community, enriching lives and educating minds. Our vision is to be a valuable resource and partner that connects and serves our community with excellence. We value a focus on customers, good stewardship and innovation. Plano Public Library is seeking an unpaid intern/volunteer to make a commitment of 12 hours per week during Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. 

Main activities may include:

  • 3D printer technology – develop skills and perform tasks (assist with public demonstrations, print 3D print jobs for public, assist with projects).
  • Circulation – (pulls patron holds, shelve, assist with administrative tasks)
  • Programming – (programs include adult, teen, STEAM, preschool). Tasks include preparing for programs, set up/clean up and facilitating programs under the supervision of staff.
  • May travel to other Plano Public Library locations for special projects (maker space activities).


Characteristics of a successful intern/volunteer include:

  • Enrolled in a university and pursuing degree
  • Has current TX Driver’s License
  • Able to commit to 12 day-time hours per week during a semester
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Possesses interest and a desire to work in a public service environment
  • Customer-service focused
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Artistic or creative skillset
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Possess previous experience with 3D printing or modeling is preferred

Why should you pursue this opportunity?

  • The City of Plano was rated Happiest City in America by WalletHub in 2019
  • Opportunity to interface with subject-matter experts at multiple levels of the organization
  • Exposure to multiple functions of Plano Public Libraries
  • Development of critical skills beneficial for a career in public service and library sciences
  • Potential for recommendations at the completion of volunteer period
  • Flexible scheduling that accommodates work, school and life

To learn more and apply for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 consideration, please contact Corina Sadler, Volunteers in Plano Supervisor, at corinas@plano.gov.

Donating to the Plano Library

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Genealogy Volunteers

Love history, research and computers? Help research and update data for those using the web to find more information on their ancestors.

Volunteers proficient in computer research are needed to transcribe and index genealogy information. Some genealogy experience preferred, but good computer skills and an interest in research is most important. Accuracy, typing skills, and proficiency in Excel required.

If you have education, work experience, or hobbies that involve photography, digital imaging and scanning, graphic design, art, or related disciplines, this volunteer opportunity may be a good match for you. Interest in history or information organization is a plus.

Volunteers must be able to:

  • Volunteer in-person
  • Pass a background check
  • Work independently after sufficient training

Ideal volunteers are:

  • Proficient with computers, typing, and Excel
  • Comfortable with computer-based research
  • Detail-oriented
  • Familiar with genealogy (some experience preferred)
  • Interested in history or information organization

Commitment: We’re looking for long-term volunteers interested in volunteer 2-4 hours per week. Monday –Friday daytime availability needed initially for training.

Location: Genealogy Center, Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road

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Mission Statement

Volunteers in Plano is committed to encouraging citizen participation, developing money-saving programs, and responding to the needs of the Plano community, while enhancing municipal services.