Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Current Volunteer Listings

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

Teen Volunteers

Many branches host youth volunteers age 12 and up, though positions may be limited. Learn more about volunteer opportunities for teens.

Homebound Volunteer

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. (View PDF for more information.)

Read Aloud

Become a Read Aloud Volunteer and read stories to preschool children enrolled in Denver Public School classrooms, Head Start, and other community agencies. Training is provided; four-month commitment required. 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 the Read Aloud Program staff directly at rda@denverlibrary.org or call 720-865-1305. 

Technology Volunteer Program

Technology Volunteers will work directly with the public sharing their knowledge, patience, and customer service skills in a fast-paced environment, while handling multiple technology requests. Volunteer in the Community Technology Center at Central and branch libraries where computer lessons are offered (see current openings). Bilingual volunteers are needed in all assignments. Volunteers must complete all required training and volunteer three hours per week for six months. Technology volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Teach individuals how to access the Library’s electronic catalog and Internet.
  • Teach group computer classes.
  • Assist Central Library customers with basic and advanced technology applications.

Try the Basic Computer Skills Tutorial (Includes mouse tutorial)

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.

Benefits of Being a Volunteer

  • Courtesy library card with no overdue fines.
  • Complimentary Parking at Central Library.
  • Participate in the Library's training classes offered to paid staff.
  • Serve your local community with newly acquired skills.
  • Work Experience
  • Job Verification

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.