The library accepts applications for positions that are listed and open.
Fill out a volunteer application and

  • Drop it off at the library where you wish to volunteer; or
  • Email it to: nmilvid@ppld.org; or
  • Place it in the drop box near the lobby of East Library or Library 21c

Volunteer Opportunities - Adults

"Lunch and a Movie" Hosts

Serve as a team or solo and enjoy a movie too! This volunteer will: greet patrons, supervise and hand out popcorn, napkins and lemonade; quiet people who might be loud or slightly disruptive; light clean up after the movie. Ability to operate volume on DVD/projector equipment and solve minor malfunctions.

3rd Thurs. each month from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Adult Literacy Tutors

Share your love of education with others! Tutor an adult once a week for 2 hours. You and the student get to choose a schedule that works for both of you. Work one-on-one with an adult to improve their reading, writing, comprehension or English language skills. There is a 1 year minimum time period when paired with a student. No teaching experience is required. Training is required and is located at Penrose Library.

Please contact the Literacy Office at jbeck@ppld.org or 719-531-6333 x2224 for upcoming training dates.

Please complete an application and return it to the Literacy Office at Penrose Library.


AfterMath Tutors

Assist students of all ages with K-college-level math topics depending upon your skill and comfort level such as: fractions, decimals, percentages, pre- and Algebra 1&2, geometry, Trigonometry, pre-Calculus and Calculus. After-school hours during the school year.

Complete and return an AfterMath volunteer application where you wish to serve.

Thursdays, 4 - 6:30 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. during the school year
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 3:15 - 6:30 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m. during the school year
Saturdays, 10 - Noon all year

ESL/GED Classroom Assistants and "Speak English" Facilitators

Training will resume after this fall at Library 21c, Penrose, Ruth Holley, Sand Creek Libraries

Contact the Literacy Office later this year for upcoming training dates: 531-6333 x2224, jbeck@ppld.org


Friends Book Store Clerks

Help out at the newly remodeled Friends Book Stores at Penrose, Library 21c, and East Libraries. Volunteers staff the book store, display books, process cash register sales, accept book donations, give out Friends memberships and help customers.


Friends Ongoing Book Sale

Accept book donations; sort books and media donations; select items of interest to library patrons; keep area organized and appealing.

Mon. and Thurs. , 1-2 hours between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Holds Processors

Serve behind the scenes a few hours per week to assist staff with processing and transferring books patrons have requested. Volunteers will (tasks vary from branch to branch) locate, and retrieve books on the shelves, or empty bins, discharge items with a computer device, shelve materials on the HOLDS shelves or book truck, and/or place materials in bins to go to other libraries.

  • Mornings: Process Bins
  • Afternoons: Retrieve books from shelves from Pull List
Wed. or Fri. afternoon or Sat. mornings
Inquire for openings at 884-9000 ext. 6333
Mornings or afternoons

Manga Artist/Co-Facilitator

Help co-facilitate the Anime/Manga club a few Saturdays each year for about two hours. Volunteer will have knowledge of and experience in drawing manga, and leadership skills to facilitate club meetings for teens in grades 6 - 12.

A few Saturdays each year for about two hours

Speak Italian, Mandarin OR Japanese

Volunteer foreign language instructors will teach monthly beginning-language classes to a small group. Proficiency in speaking and writing language other than English is required. Experience teaching small groups preferred.

  • Monthly for 2 hours of instruction, possibly additional hours for preparation
  • Please specify days and times available on volunteer application

Yoga Instructor

Certified Yoga instructors needed to lead a free yoga class for patrons and staff weekly at a set time for 6 months.

Can be flexible with time and day
Can be flexible with time and day

Volunteer Opportunities - PPLD Teens

Children/Teen Program Assistants

  • Assist with children/teen programs
  • Help children with crafts

Fast Track

20 hours or fewer for school, scouts or NHS


Study Buddies

Teen volunteers – 13-17 - will help students in grades K – 5 with homework or reading practice.

  • Assist students with a range of elementary school homework topics including reading, English, history, science and math.

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board meet monthly or more to suggest topics, and plan and host programs and services for teens.