Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District - Volunteer

Friends of the PPLD is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation independent from the Pikes Peak Library District, and as such they have their own qualification requirements and screening process for volunteers. It is easy for patrons to get confused about this separation. As far as volunteering is concerned, it may help to think of it this way: Friends volunteers perform tasks related to the organization’s support of the Library; PPLD volunteers perform tasks related to operating the Library itself.

Supporting the Friends through membership only, without volunteering, is also an option.

Want a fun time?

Do we ever have great volunteer opportunities with the Friends of PPLD!

You could shelve books at the bookstore of your choice, accept book donations, edit the newsletter, box up books, work our next Big Book Sale, help in the office, join the Board of Directors, and much more!

Volunteer every week or once a month or once a year for an hour, two hours or 24-7. Your call!

Check out our current volunteer openings below, fill out and submit a Volunteer Application and we’ll call you soon.


Friends Book Sale - Room Monitors

The Friends Book Sale which directly benefits the Pikes Peak Library District will be held at the East Library on October 1 - 3. We need help running the book sale.

During the book sale, Room Monitors are needed to do the following:

  • Straighten and tidy books throughout the shift.
  • Consolidate boxes
  • Assist customers

We have several shifts to choose from.

Location(s):
Hours:
  • Friday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 3 2021 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friends Book Sale - Set Up Crew

The Friends Book Sale will be held at the East Library on October 1-3. We need help setting up the sales rooms on September 30.

The Set-Up crew will do the following:

  • We will be working from 9 a.m. - 2 pm.. Volunteer for a shift or when you are available.
  • Some volunteers will help move boxes of the books available for sale from the basement to the Community Room.
  • Some helpers will set up tables and organize books in both the Community Room and the Children's room.

We can be flexible with your schedule.
The room gets hot and the boxes may be dirty, so dress accordingly.

Helpful Skills:
• Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

Location(s):
Hours:
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021
  • We will be working from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.. Volunteer when you are available, we can be flexible with your schedule.

Friends Book Sale - Tear Down Crew

The Friends Book Sale will be held at the East Library on October 1 - 3, 2021. We need a Tear Down crew to help on Monday, October 4.

The Tear Down crew will do the following:

  • Empty boxes of books into large bins for transport.
  • Tear down book boxes and store them for future use.
  • Clean the rooms as needed.

The room gets hot and the boxes may be dirty, so dress accordingly.
Helpful Skills:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
Location(s):
Hours:
  • Monday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. – noon

Friends Bookstore Attendant

Perform cashier and customer service tasks. Re-stock books, straighten up shelves, alphabetize books, create displays, perform light cleaning duties, and re-stock handouts at the bookstores.

Skills/Experience needed: Cashier experience and knowledge of books is helpful.

Volunteers are requested to commit for a minimum of six months.

Location(s):
Hours:
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m OR
  • Alternate Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends Bookstore Stocker

Help us re-stock books, straighten up shelves, alphabetize books, and re-stock supplies and handouts at the bookstores.

Hours:
  • Flexible. 2-3 hours per week. Volunteers are requested to commit to a minimum of one shift per week. Availability varies by location.

Friends Members Newsletter

Work with a team led by a Board member to create, write, publish a quarterly electronic newsletter that informs our members of the Friends events and activities for both the branches and district; recognizes our great volunteers; and advocates for the programs and events sponsored by PPLD.

We need help for:

  • Reaching out to Libraries, District Friends Operations Coordinator, PPLD for quarterly stories and pictures
  • Writing the stories
  • Editing
  • Formatting the newsletter in electronic format

Skills/Experience needed: Writing, project management, newsletter creation.

Location: Most of this work will be done remotely via zoom calls or phone calls. There may be periodic meetings at East Library.

Location(s):
Hours:
  • Flexible. 5-10 hours per quarter.

Friends Office Assistant

We need an assistant to work with the Operations Coordinator. Several people could share this job. Duties will include copying, taking inventory, transporting carts of books, shelving, boxing books, entering data into spreadsheets, performing internet searches, running errands, and general light office clean-up.

Skills/Experience needed: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet research methods.

Location(s):
Hours:
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays or Fridays

Friends Online Book Scanners

Have a couple of hours free every week? Friends seeks detail-oriented, tech-savvy volunteers to scan book donations and discards for books to sell on Friends online outlets. Training provided.

Hours:
  • 2-3 hours per week. Volunteers are requested to commit to a minimum of one shift per week. Availability varies by location.