Volunteer at the Library

Volunteer with us!

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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:

  • 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 are enrolled in seventh grade or higher. Some volunteer opportunities require a weekly three to six month commitment. Some have monthly or bimonthly commitments. Most opportunities require a regularly scheduled shift.

How to Volunteer


Volunteer Application

The libraries are not recruiting for on-going volunteers at this time. To be placed on the wait list for the next full scale recruitment please fill out our application form

Now Recruiting Spring Book Sale Volunteers 

The Library is currently recruiting for people to help with our Spring Book Sale. This is a fun, short-term opportunity great for people who love creating order from chaos, can be on their feet for extended periods of time, know the alphabet really well, and want to get their hands on lots and lots of books! This is a perfect opportunity for groups to volunteer together. Book Sale set up is April 8 to 23rd. The Book Sale runs from April 24 through May 3rd. If you are interested in volunteering for one or both, please email our Volunteer Engagement Team.

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Contact Us

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Volunteer

    • 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?