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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the library. We have many different volunteer opportunities tailored to meet different interests, abilities, and levels of time commitment. We do our best to match volunteers with their desired activities, but this is not always possible because of level of demand and library needs. Browse through the list of volunteer opportunities below to learn more about what you can do.

Ready to help? Find our Volunteer Application HERE


Books and Acquisitions:

Acquisitions Committee: Help purchase new books, DVDs, audiobooks, and children’s books. Looking for avid readers with knowledge of various genres. Time commitment 10-12 hours/month. 

Book Pricing Committee: The book pricing committee sorts and prices incoming book donations. Work sometimes includes lifting and carrying boxes of books, and driving to our storage unit. This committee meets regularly on Tuesday mornings. Time commitment 12-16 hours a month.


Programming:

Special Event Planning: Help plan activities, organize volunteers, promote events, and obtain donations. Time commitment 15-20 hours per event.

Children’s Programming: Assist with our children’s activities. This could include hosting special events, helping with the summer reading program, or hosting a toddler story hour. Time commitment 2-4 hours a month.

NW Authors Speaker Series Committee: Help plan and schedule author events for our NW Authors Series. Contact and seek out authors, review books, assist with promotion, and assist with in-person and virtual events. Time commitment 4-6 hours a month. Committee meets as needed and events are on Saturday afternoons once a month from September to May.

Scholarship Selection Committee: The library awards 2-3 scholarships a year to deserving seniors graduating from Seaside High School. The committee reviews and selects candidates. Time commitment 15-20 hours during late May to early June.


Library and Circulation:

Adopt-A-Section Program: Help us keep our collections clean and orderly! Choose a section to regularly dust, clean, and organize. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System helps, but we will provide you with instructions. Time commitment 2-3 hours per month.

Circulation Desk Volunteer: Our circulation desk is entirely volunteer operated. This is one of our most important positions and requires regular commitment. Should have a working knowledge and understanding of library practices, be enthusiastic about regularly interacting with the public, have basic computer skills, and be able to work independently. Time commitment: desk shifts are either 2- or 3-hour blocks from 12-5 p.m. and we ask that you are able to sign up at least twice a month.


Board Membership:

Board Membership: Board members are an integral part of our organization’s leadership. Our board members are committed to running the organization, which includes overseeing daily operations and participating in committee work. Board members are nominated and then elected by our membership. Nominations are sought in early March. Time commitment 10-15 hours a month, two-year minimum term.


Book Sales:

Rare and Old Book Sale: During the sale we need book sorters, cashiers, and baggers. Time commitment 1-3 hours.

  • Set Up: Help move, haul, and lift boxes; set up tables, decorate, and other activities as needed. Time commitment 2-4 hours per event.
  • Clean Up: Help tear down tables, box up books, clean, and other activities as needed. Time commitment 2-4 hours per event.

Fourth of July Book Sale: During the sale we need book sorters, cashiers, and baggers. Time commitment 1-3 hours.

  • Set Up: Help move, haul, and lift boxes; set up tables, decorate, and other activities as needed. Time commitment 2-4 hours per event.
  • Clean Up: Help tear down tables, box up books, clean, and other activities as needed. Time commitment 2-4 hours per event.

Other Fundraisers:

Quilt Drawing: Help sell tickets at events throughout the year and at the Tuesday farmer’s market. Also need quilters and quilt donations. Time commitment 1-3 hours per event/varies.

Fall Festival: bakers, crafters, cashiers, and baggers. Time commitment 1-3 hours.

  • Set Up: Help move, haul, and lift boxes; set up tables, decorate, and other activities as needed. Time commitment 2-4 hours per event.
  • Clean Up: Help tear down tables, box up books, clean, and other activities as needed. Time commitment 2-4 hours per event.
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