Fun Fact

Wind chill can cause problems during the winter. Wind chill is the combination of wind and temperature and is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin.

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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


**PLEASE NOTE **  ALL SUMMER VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED. You are still welcome to fill out an application but all names will be placed on a waiting list.  You will not be contacted unless a need arises.

Students (ages 13 to 18 years):

Summer Student Volunteers

WDM Library Summer Volunteer Application

The Library has a special need for several volunteers during the summer months.  Volunteers must be at least 13 years old AND have completed 7th grade.  To be considered for a volunteer position, please return a completed Summer Volunteer Application to the Library.  Please email with questions.