Volunteer at the Library

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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
  • Presenting international storytimes
  • 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
  • Hosting labs or teaching classes in the Collaboratory

We are looking for volunteers who have completed at least seventh grade 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 we'll be in touch about current opportunities and next steps. Or take a look below for some answers to frequently asked questions.

For more information, email our Volunteer Services Team, or call 503-615-3457. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

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

    • Do I have to have a set schedule?

    • How do I get started?

    • How old do I have to be to volunteer?

    • Is there a minimum time commitment for volunteering?

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

    • Where can I volunteer?