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Contribute Your Time and Your Talents

If you are interested in helping your community and love books, we have some rewarding opportunities that might suit you! PCL is looking for adults willing to donate just a few hours of their time on an ongoing basis.

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

Shelf Reader-verify that our collection is in the correct order and assist in searching for lost or misplaced items.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call 610-398-1361 Ext. 101. Applications are available at the circulation desk, or download the application here.  Security clearances are required.

*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 gain experience working in a professional environment. The teen volunteer program can be listed on college resumes and counted as community service hours for schools, 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.

Teen volunteers looking for additional hours can assist the Friends of the Parkland Community Library with their book sales. These duties are 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.