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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

Volunteer

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, 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 linked above and return it to the First Floor Service 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. Available duties include:

  • homebound delivery
  • pulling hold items
  • straightening, dusting, and shelf reading

Teens (under 18 years old):

**PLEASE NOTE: all of our summer volunteer positions have been filled**

WDM Library Summer Volunteer Application

The Library is interested in summer volunteers who are at least 13-years-old and/or have completed 7th grade.  Volunteers should be able to work independently without supervision as well as collaboratively as a team.  Please fill out the Summer Volunteer Application then return it to any of the Library’s service desks.

After reviewing student availability and library needs, chosen applicants will be contacted and interviewed.  Summer applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled.  Please contact wdmlibraryvolunteers@wdm.iowa.gov with any questions.


WDM Library Group Service Project Application 2017-18

Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or volunteer hours?  The Library is looking for volunteers to help out with monthly group service projects for the 2017-18 school year.   We will be performing a variety of tasks to help out the Library.   No experience or training necessary!

Project is for students in 9th-12th grade. To participate or for more information please call 515.222.3412 or email wdmlibraryvolunteers@wdm.iowa.gov.


 

WDM Library Student Volunteer Application 2017-18

We are interested in student volunteers who have completed 7th grade who are self-motivated, reliable, hard-working, and cooperative.  Please complete the Student Volunteer Application then return the application to any of the Library’s service desks.  After your volunteer application is reviewed, your name will be put on a list of potential volunteers. Your name will remain on the list of potential volunteers until a need arises. You will only be contacted if we are in need of a volunteer.

Volunteer positions are for students in 8th-12th Grade. To participate or for more information please call 515.222.3412 or email wdmlibraryvolunteers@wdm.iowa.gov.