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!

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Volunteer Connect Douglas County

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.

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.


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. For information, call (303) 791-7323 and ask for the Branch Volunteer Coordinator at your preferred library location.

Volunteer News

Last year, 1,626 DCL volunteers logged an outstanding 39,315 hours. We value those hours at $926,261. Thank you, volunteers!
In 1970, 20 million volunteers participated in the first Earth Day. This number has increased to more than 1 billion people worldwide, showing that the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well.

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