Use your talents and skills in one of the most active cultural institutions in Denver, your library. We need volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who reflect the diversity and interests of our customers and our community. If you are willing to share your love of books, language and culture, want to work with the staff, our customers, or behind the scenes, consider becoming a Library volunteer!
Many Places, Many Choices
Work at your neighborhood branch or at the Central Library. Volunteer opportunities include, retrieving library materials requested directly by customers, shelving media and paperbacks, straightening materials on shelves, book sorting, conducting library tours, providing homebound services, organizing manuscript collections, and reading to children in our Read Aloud program. Bilingual volunteers are needed in many areas. Learn more about specific volunteer opportunities.
- Personal Growth
- New Friends
- Work Experience
- Job Verification
- Training Classes
- Discounted Books
- Community Involvement
- Public Acknowledgment
We also offer our volunteers:
- Courtesy Library Card
- Complimentary Parking at Central Library
Docent Program: A Special Volunteer Opportunity
We are currently recruiting docents to join our team of skilled technology staff to volunteer in the Community Technology Center at Central and branch libraries where computer lessons are offered. Bilingual Spanish speaking Technology Docents are especially needed. Technology Docents work directly with the public sharing their knowledge, patience, and customer service skills in a fast-paced environment, while handling multiple technology requests. Choose a location below to apply now for a Technology Docent Volunteer position!
- Central Library
- Athmar Park Branch Library
- Ross-Barnum Branch Library
- Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
- Byers Branch Library
- Ford-Warren Branch Library
- Montbello Branch Library
- Pauline Robinson Branch Library
- Woodbury Branch Library
A Docent (dó-sent) is:
a: A recognized teacher or lecturer (not on the salaried staff).
b: A knowledgeable guide (especially one who conducts visitors through the institution and delivers a commentary on the collections).
Our Docent Program is 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 docents are needed in all docent assignments.
For more information about volunteering or the Docent Program, please contact Veletta Hopes in the Volunteer Office at 720-865-2043, firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY service for the deaf and hearing impaired, 720-865-1472.