About Volunteering

ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE FILLED.
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2024.


Volunteering at Wellesley Free Library

Are you looking for a way to support the ongoing mission of the Wellesley Free Library?  Volunteering your time and skill is an excellent way to show your support and make a meaningful difference by enhancing the Library’s programs and services. The Library is usually looking for energetic volunteers to help in a range of on-site roles. If you have a passion for your community and for learning, consider putting your talents to use.

On-Site Roles

There are several volunteer opportunities for people who want to work in the library environment with fellow volunteers and staff.  These roles require the ability to commit to a regular schedule of at least two hours a week for a minimum of 16 weeks.  We also ask that you keep your hours as regular as possible, call when you cannot make it, and provide advance notice of vacations.

Roles at Supporting Organizations

The Library’s continued success depends on the valuable work of our two supporting organizations: The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries, and The Wellesley Free Library Foundation. If you would like more information on fundraising and awareness initiatives, click on the links.

Training

When you become an on-site volunteer, you will be assigned a Staff Supervisor, who will provide you with training.

How to Apply

New volunteers are asked to fill out a volunteer application and (if over 18) a volunteer CORI. Print versions are available in the Administrative Office (second floor of the Main Library). Return to the library with attention to the Assistant Director or email to welmail3@minlib.net.

PLEASE CHECK BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2024.

List of Volunteer Opportunities

PositionDescription
Acquisitions & Cataloging Label materials
Book Sales Your information will be forwarded to .The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries' Operation Friends Program
CirculationShelf-reading (putting books in alphabetical or numerical order)
Shifting books
Computer DocentCoaching adults on using basic and intermediate computer applications during Open Lab in Jackie's Room on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm.
CustodialCleaning work areas
Dusting book stacks
FundraisingYour information will be forwarded to the Wellesley Free Library Foundation.
GreeterWelcome patrons, provide directions and answer questions. Your information will be forwarded to .The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries' Operation Friends Program
Information ServicesFilling displays
Neatening public areas
Refilling supplies
Searching shelves
Shifting books
Program Ambassador Welcome attendees, highlight work of The Friends and answer questions. Your information will be forwarded to .The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries' Operation Friends Program
Program FacilitatorIf you have a special skill or interest that you would like to share with children or adults on an ongoing basis, complete this form.
Tour Guide Give small group guided tours of the Main Library. Your information will be forwarded to .The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries' Operation Friends Program
Wellesley ESOLEnglish language practice with adults. Your information will be forwarded to the ESOL Program Coordinator.