Our Library is supported daily by many amazing volunteers. 


Volunteer Opportunities 

Thanks for thinking of York Public Library. We’d love to have your help!

If you are a young adult in 5th – 12th grade looking to volunteer at the library, we have a opportunities specifically for you! Please proceed to the YA Volunteer page.

Getting Started as a Volunteer 

You’ll need to fill out an application. This both gives us basic information about
your skills and interests, but also serves as our contact sheet for you if issues arise.
To regularly volunteer at the library, you’ll also need to submit your information for a
background check. Our goal is a safe space for everyone involved, and all staff
and existing volunteers have undergone this process as well.

There are some things you can’t do. Volunteers are critical to our library, but they
aren’t allowed to do the work of paid staff. Some of our volunteers become paid
substitutes to fill in during a pinch, but this is judged on an as needed, case-by-case basis.

Depending on your availability, here are some of the roles you can take on as a volunteer.

Once a Week
• Publicity
• Shelver
• Shelf-Reader
• Cover Books
• Book Nook Shelver
• Youth Services Program Helper

Once a Month
• Adult Program Committee
• Program Host
• Film Host
• Program Set Up and Breakdown
• Repair Books
• Youth Services Reader Dog Host
• Senior Outreach

Once a Season
• Art Committee
• Art Installation Helper
• Art Reception Host
• Youth Program Committee

Once in a While
• Program Refreshments
• Book Sale Helper
• Development Committee
• Special Events Helper
• Grant Writer

Ready to volunteer? Please fill out a volunteer interest form by clicking the button below, and someone from the library will contact you about our volunteer program.

For more information, please contact the library at info@yorkpubliclibrary.org or call 207-363-2818.