Volunteer at the Library

Volunteer with us! 

Volunteers are an important part of the Hillsboro Public Library team. Every year, hundreds of volunteers contribute their time and talents to the Library, gaining new skills and getting a behind-the-scenes view of the Library, while helping the Library provide services to the whole community.

Volunteers are involved in the Library’s work in many ways and tackle a variety of projects, including:Photo of Raquel Escalera

  • Shelving books and other Library materials
  • Processing new Library items
  • Pricing and sorting used materials for book sales
  • Helping with special events and programs
  • Providing individual computer and technology help to patrons
  • Offering homework help for students

We are looking for volunteers who are at least 14 years old, and who can commit to a regularly-scheduled shift of two hours per week for at least three months.

Interested? Fill out an application and return it to the Library. Or take a look below for some answers to frequently asked questions.

For more information, contact Molly Brandt, Volunteer Services Coordinator: molly.brandt@hillsboro-oregon.gov or 503-615-3457.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Volunteer

    • How old do I have to be to volunteer?

    • Is there a minimum time commitment for volunteering?

    • Do I have to have a set schedule?

    • Where can I volunteer?

    • What if I only want to volunteer for a few weeks?

    • Are there any opportunities for my work/school/church group to volunteer at the Library?

    • How do I get started?