Volunteering

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities. Only the locations with the current openings are listed.

Main Library - Homebound Services

Volunteer Description - Delivery to Customers

Pick up pre-selected materials at the Main Library, deliver them to the homebound person, and pick up and return their previously borrowed items. Additional duties may include selecting materials and other in-house projects based. Homebound Services volunteers are asked to make a commitment of at least 2 to 3 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteer must have a valid driver’s license, be 19 or older. This volunteer position requires a criminal background check. Apply here.

Main Library - Homebound Services

Volunteer Description - Office Work

Duties may include selecting materials for Homebond Service customers, checking in materials and other in-house projects. Homebound Service volunteers are asked to make a commitment of at least 2 to 3 months per month for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers must be over 14 years or older. This volunteer position requires a criminal background check.
Apply here.

Additional Information

You will be required to review the City of Boise Volunteer Handbook and sign a volunteer waiver prior to placement. Some volunteer positions are sensitive in nature and/or involve working closely with at risk populations, and may require you to undergo a criminal history background.

For more information about the volunteer process, please review the City of Boise Volunteer Handbook (PDF). Click here for a list of current City of Boise volunteer opportunities.

Other Volunteer Resources
See more volunteer opportunities on the City of Boise website under "Get Involved." Under "Volunteer," you can find more volunteer opportunities for other City of Boise departments. In addition to Boise Public Library, a few other examples of City of Boise departments that might have open volunteer opportunities would be: Zoo Boise, Boise Police and Parks and Recreation. 

Be a Friends Volunteer

FriendsLogo.pngMembers of the Friends and other volunteers staff the Friends Bookstore at the Main Library, process materials for book sales, staff the annual spring and fall book sales, and help with other activities as needed.  Your gift of time helps the Friends raise funds to support opening-day collections in new branch libraries and many special programs and projects.  

 

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Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Director: Kevin Booe

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