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Contribute Your Time and Your Talents

Want to play an important role in growing our library? Become a volunteer! If you would like to help our staff work with materials in the collection, or simply work with others who love books, we have some rewarding opportunities that might suit you! We're looking for people willing to donate just a few hours of their time on an ongoing basis.

Get involved. Become a: 

Shelver-neatly and accurately shelves materials according to library classification systems.

Shelf reader-making certain our collection is in the correct order and searching for lost or misplaced items.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call 610-398-1361 Ext. 101 or stop by and pick up a Volunteer Application Form.

By becoming a volunteer you are making a valuable contribution to your community. Share your talents and skills and make a difference today!

The Library does not accept volunteers through any court-ordered programs.

Teen Volunteers

Get professional working experience and community service hours for your resume! We accept mature students entering 8th grade in the fall age 13 and older.

Teen volunteer positions are an opportunity for you to support the library community, and to gain experience working in a professional environment. The teen volunteer program can be listed on college resumes and counted as community service hours for school, religious organizations, scouts, etc. 

PCL offers seasonal positions of shelvers, and event assistants. We request a commitment from shelvers of at least 2 hours per week for 8 weeks. For event assistants, we ask for 15 hours committed to events.

There is also the opportunity to receive volunteer hours from volunteering at the Friends of the Parkland Community Library’s annual book sale at the end of July. Teen volunteers can complete a large number of hours in a short amount of time by participating in the sale. This is separate from your responsibilities as a shelver or event assistant.

 For more information about teen volunteers, please contact the Youth Services DepartmentClick here for more information.