Volunteering

Volunteers help attain the mission of lifelong learning by teaching computer classes, delivering library materials to homebound individuals, mending materials and many other essential jobs. We accept volunteers ages 14 and up. To learn more about volunteer openings for adults at the Library, please contact our adult services librarian, Beth Swartzbaugh, via email or at 253-841-5454.

Applications

 
If you wish to apply and you are 18 years or older, please fill out a volunteer application form available at the main desk of the library or download an application and mail it to the Library. For teens ages 14 - 17, please download and complete the Teen Volunteer Application and return it to the Library. 

Adults over the age of 17 will be required to complete a Washington State Patrol background check which will require a signature and a copy of your current identification. Once we have received your application, we will contact you as soon as it has been processed.

Please be aware that the Library cannot fulfill court-ordered community service hours. 

Teen Volunteers


Are you looking for a way to complete your school's community service hours? Interested in helping out at the Library? There are multiple ways teens can volunteer with us.

The League of Teen Advisors


The League of Teen Advisors meets on a monthly basis and can count towards volunteer hours. Anyone can join, no registration required. Meetings typically last two hours, and cover a variety of topics, which can include planning programs for teens, creating art projects of the Teen Zone, or choosing books for the library's Young Adult section, among other activities.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to have a say in what sort of services the Library offers teens. Based on discussions at our meetings, we sometimes have additional volunteer opportunities, including creating displays or assisting with programs for teens, children, or adults.

Meeting dates and times are posted on our Teen Programs page and Facebook page.

Teens can also volunteer to help on a regular basis at the library, as space allows. These volunteers will learn some basic procedures and tasks associated with the library's day-to-day operations. We accept volunteers from ages 14 and up.

For teens ages 14 - 17, please download and complete the Teen Volunteer Application (PDF) and return it to the Library. If you wish to apply and you are 18 years or older, please fill out an Adult Volunteer Application. Adults will be asked to complete a Washington State Patrol background check, which will require a signature and a copy of your current identification. Both forms are also available at the main desk on the first floor.