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

Attend a quarterly Volunteer Information Program

Attend a 90-minute Volunteer Information Program, where you will:

  • Receive an outline of the Library volunteer program
  • Learn about required trainings for volunteers
  • Talk with staff who have specific volunteer needs
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The next Volunteer Information Programs will take place in early January. Please check back for more information

Volunteer Application

Can't make it to the Volunteer Information Programs?

To apply for future or current opportunities, please complete a volunteer application.

Get Email Updates

Subscribe to our email list to receive regular updates on Hillsboro Public Library volunteer opportunities.

Contact Us

For more information, email our Volunteer Engagement 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?