Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Volunteer Opportunities

See below for a variety of ways you can apply your skills and talents as a volunteer at the Denver Public Library.

Unless indicated otherwise in the description, please call the Denver Public Library Volunteer Office at 720-865-2043 for more information.

Homebound Volunteer

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Deliver library materials to people unable to leave their homes. Help select materials and keep records. This is a great way to make a big difference in your community.

Read Aloud

Do you enjoy working with children and have a love of books and literature? Become a Read Aloud Volunteer and read stories to preschool children enrolled in Head Start and other community agencies. Training is provided; four-month commitment requested. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. For more information view the information page about the Denver Public Library Read Aloud Program or contact Read Aloud Coordinator Sarah McNeil directly at smcneil@denverlibrary.org or call 720-865-1305.

Technology Volunteer Program

We are looking for volunteers with a variety of talents and the ability to work with a diverse group of people to assist Library staff in delivering top-quality service at the Central Library or at one of the branch libraries. Bilingual volunteers are needed in all assignments. Learn more.

Special Events

Help staff various activities, especially the Annual Used Book Sale.

Special Projects

The Library staff needs your assistance with word processing, materials repair, organizing manuscripts and archives, bulk mailings and book sorting. Participate and use your expertise while developing new skills.

Volunteer Staff Aide

Share your skills and learn new ones while assisting Library staff at branch libraries and in departments such as Western History and Genealogy, Burnham Hoyt, and Circulation.

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How Can I Learn More?

For more information about volunteering, please contact Veletta Hopes in the Volunteer Office at 720-865-2043, vhopes@denverlibrary.org. TTY service for the deaf and hearing impaired, 720-865-1472.