Hi there! Unfortunately, all of our volunteer positions are filled at this time. We appreciate your interest in helping out the library and hope you’ll check back with us soon.

Want to show some library love? Looking for a rewarding way to spend your free time? Ever thought, “I wish I could do more to support my library?” That chance has come.

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers over the age of 18 to help us live our mission, values, and pledge – community partners to work with us side-by-side to provide everyone helpful and friendly service. Take a look at the available opportunities and, if you’re interested, sign up below.

Library Shelver

  • Sort and organize library materials on book carts; including books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines
  • Accurately place items on shelves in alphanumeric order, according to Dewey Decimal classification system
  • Straighten shelves, displays, magazines, and newspapers so that they are neat in appearance
  • Shift sections of materials, as needed and according to Library Shelving Standards

Time commitment: 2 hours/week

Program Usher

  • Set up and breakdown for various library programs (including moving tables, stacking chairs, etc.)
  • Meeting and greeting participants
  • Time commitment: 2 events/month

    *Selected applicants will be asked to come in for a follow-up interview. Selected volunteers will need to complete a background check. At this time these opportunities are for adults 18 years of age and older.

The mission of the Chapel Hill Public Library volunteer program is to increase our capacity to provide services to our community whenever, wherever, and whyever. Our volunteers share our values of opportunity, hospitality, and stewardship and provide friendly, helpful, responsive, and engaged service in a variety of tasks. Our volunteer program is an opportunity for community members to express their affinity for and support of the library.
As a Chapel Hill Public Library volunteer, you agree to:

· Advance the mission and core values of the Chapel Hill Public Library.
· Arrive on time.
· Do my best with the tasks assigned to me.
· Accept supervision graciously.
· Follow the library’s behavior policy.
· Conduct myself in a manner befitting a representative of the public library.
· Do my part to uphold the high standards of library service.

Accepted volunteers will have to successfully complete a background check.