What Volunteer Opportunities does the Library offer?
We appreciate your choice to offer your time and abilities to the West Des Moines Public Library! We periodically have volunteer opportunities. We ask that you fill out one of the applications below (adult or student), so that we have your information. As needs and opportunities arise, we can then contact you.
Adults (18 years and older):
Library Adult Volunteer Application Please fill out the Adult Volunteer Application above and return it to the Information Desk.We try to match our applicant’s interests, abilities, and schedule with available positions. Your application will be kept on file for approximately one year, and you will be contacted if an appropriate position becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the library Community Services Office at 515-222-3407. Possible duties may include:
- straightening, dusting, shelf reading
- delivering books to a homebound patron
- children’s programs assistant, crafts preparation
- special projects – stuffing envelopes, surveys, etc.
- calling patrons regarding reserved items
Students (ages 13 to 18 years):
5/28/2014 – All summer volunteer positions have been filled!
The Library is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2014. We will only accept applications for Fall 2014 volunteer positions. Please contact Courtney with questions. 2014 Fall Student Volunteer Application
- Prepare program materials
- Tidy public areas
- Shelve picture books
- Cleaning book bins, shelves, etc.
- Dusting/straightening book shelves
- Help with book returns
Please email Courtney with questions.