Volunteer at the Library

We are currently looking for event volunteers to help with summer programs and ongoing Youth Services events.
Please note that volunteer needs change throughout the year and we do not always have a position available.

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Each year, more than 300 dedicated community members give over 14,000 hours to the library. They generously contribute their time, skills, and talents to help the library provide materials and services to the City of Corvallis and Benton County. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

Join our Team of Volunteers!

View our list of Volunteer Job Descriptions for details about specific jobs. Not all jobs will be available.

Join the Friends of the Library or the Library Foundation to help with book sales, fundraising and more

Requirements

In order to volunteer, you must:

  • Be at least 14 years old;
  • Be able to pass a background check for positions working with youth or seniors;
  • Like people and books;
  • Make a commitment to work at least 6 months; and
  • Enjoy the quiet hard work that goes into making library materials, programs, and services available for all!

How to Apply

  • Pick up a Volunteer Application at any Library service desk or download it above. If you are a student, please use the Student Volunteer Application.
  • Return it to any Library service desk or mail it to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • If there are current openings that match your interests, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you for a brief interview.
  • If you are selected to become a volunteer, you will be placed and begin training, usually within three weeks.
  • If an opening is not currently available, your application and interests will be noted in our database and placed in a resource file. We will contact you as positions become available.

At the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, we strive to provide a meaningful and enjoyable volunteer experience for those who wish to share their time and skills with us. Thank you for your interest in supporting the Library!

For more information, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave.
Corvallis, OR, 97330
CBCPLVolunteer@corvallisoregon.gov