Volunteer

When you volunteer at Douglas County Libraries, you become an invaluable part of our team, helping us provide resources for learning and leisure to improve the lives of the people in our communities. You also gain valuable skills, give back to your community, and meet people from diverse backgrounds in a pleasant environment. We value our volunteers’ contributions! Join us!

For more information on current availability, visit:

Volunteer Connect Douglas County

Opportunities for Adults

Help other adults learn and practice English and basic literacy, prepare for high school equivalency exams, or learn to use modern technology. Tutors personalize lessons to individual student needs. Some restrictions apply.
Shelve or repair materials, or help with clerical needs, Storytime/events, or stocking our used book stores.
Deliver library materials to the homes of qualified card holders who are unable to come to the library due to illness or disability.
Read aloud in child care centers, promoting early literacy and bringing the fun of Storytime to children who might not be able to come to the library, or in senior centers, bringing literature to those who can no longer get to the library or read for themselves. Some restrictions apply.
Help with event setup and tear-down, plus act as a greeter/usher or man an activity station.

Opportunities for Teens

A unique program that matches trained teen volunteers to struggling readers, ages 6-9. Buddies meet weekly for two months to read and enjoy literacy-based games.
TLC offers teens an ongoing opportunity to earn community service hours while planning library events for kids and teens, and helping shape library collections for young adults.

Court-Ordered Volunteers

Douglas County residents ages 16 and up can perform court-ordered restitution for minor offenses with us. Tasks usually include shelving and cleaning. Some restrictions apply. Visit Volunteer Connect Douglas County to get started.

Volunteer News

This past spring, [volunteers] Etash and Abhinav came together with their passion and skills to create coding classes for children at the Parker branch. The two young men designed, organized, marketed and delivered the classes to students and their families.
DCL serves all members of the community by offering a court-ordered volunteer program. While the criminal justice system is hard to navigate on its own, the welcoming and open environment DCL offers is essential to ensuring a successful community service experience.

Questions or comments? We want to hear from you.