Volunteer Opportunities by Library

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

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.

Hours:
East: Thu. 4 - 6 p.m - Starts Aug. 29, Library 21c: Wed. 3:30 - 6 p.m. - Starts Sept. 11, Monument: Mon. 3:30 - 7 p.m. - Starts Sept. 9, Sand Creek: Tues. 5 - 6 p.m. - Starts Sept. 3

Communications Dept Assistant

This volunteer will assist in the Communication Dept. by helping:Count, bundle and distribute printed materials, submit program information to online events calendars, review local and regional publications for PPLD mentions; compile links to Library news stories.

Requires someone with manual dexterity, basic computer skills, ability to follow instructions.

Location(s):
Hours:
5 - 10 hours per week

Computer Tech-Savvy Assistants

Computer Tech-Savvy Assistants: Several tech-savvy volunteers are needed at 21c to help patrons with general technical assistance such as: how to transfer music from their lap top to phone; basic computer processes (Windows/Apple, Internet use, Microsoft Office); social media, mobile devices like tablets and phone (iOS and Android); and how to download photos etc.

Volunteers will work from the service desk; may be deployed with a walkie-talkie or staff a "Drop-In Open Hours" station to assist when a patron needs help.

Must be personable, able to provide excellent customer service and be confident in their computer skills; expertise not necessary.

Location(s):
Hours:
2-3 hour shifts, one day per week day or evening.

ESL/High School Equivalency (HSE) Classroom Assistants

Assist an ESL or HSE class instructor once or twice a week (mornings or evenings) in a classroom setting. Must have a willingness to assist instructor and students in classroom activities. Activities may include facilitating a small group, one-on-one assistance, writing on the board, making copies, etc. There is a six-month minimum commitment when assigned to a class. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Other Locations:
*New Direction Agape Sservices
*Second Chance Through Faith
* Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Hours:
Morning or evening

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.

Hours:
Varies

Holds Processors/Shelvers

Serve behind the scenes a few hours a week to assist staff with processing and transferring books patrons have requested. Vounteers 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. Volunteers at Penrose Library and Mobile Library Services will have free parking!

East Volunteers are needed Monday and Tuesday afternoons (2-5) and Wednesday and Friday mornings 8:30 - 11:30.

Hours:
Library 21c: Inquire for openings at (719) 531-6333, Monument Library: Mornings or afternoons, High Prairie: Inquire for openings at (719) 260-3650, Penrose Library and Mobile Libraries: Call 531-6333, Ruth Holley: Monday mornings or afternoons, East: Monday and Tuesday from 2 -5 p.m., East: Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 - 11:30

Library Explorers Craft Program Set Up

One or two volunteers are needed to help staff set up and tear down for the Library Explorers craft programs. Volunteers will also assist patrons with completing a craft. Volunteers should have ability to move supplies on a platform truck and in large plastic totes. They will also move around the room and assist patrons with detailed tasks. Should enjoy working with special needs individuals.

Cheyenne: Third Monday of month, 9 am - noon
East: Second Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
21c: Third Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Penrose: Fourth Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Rockrimmon: Fourth Thursday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Ruth Holley: Third Friday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Sand Creek: Second Monday of month, 9 a.m. - noon

Hours:
9 a.m. - noon

Library Helpers

  • Assist with children/teen programs
  • Help children with crafts
  • Assist staff with everyday functions of the Library
  • Complete other tasks as needed

Library Helper Volunteer Position Description

Hours:
varies

Write English Facilitators

Write English is an informal writing group for adults with intermediate or higher English language skills. Experience facilitating a small group is preferred, but not required. Group size is limited and individuals must register prior to enrolling. Activities may include exploring various writing styles and purposes and providing feedback on writing activities. Reporting requirements: Facilitators are expected to gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them weekly to the Adult Education division via email. there is a one-year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Hours:
Varies