Interested in becoming a WCLS volunteer? We’d love to have your help! Scan the list below to see existing volunteer opportunities. The level of need for volunteers varies, and not all jobs are are available at all locations.

In addition to these opportunities, there are occasional one-time events that utilize volunteer time. If accepted as a volunteer, a Washington State background check (at no cost to the volunteer) is required.

Visit any of our locations or send us an email to find out more about volunteering!

Download our Volunteer Application and return it to your local WCLS branch.


Adult Program Idea Generator: Engage the community by creating library events on topics that appeal to community members.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Talk Time Leaders: Assist adults learning English to improve their conversational skills in informal small group settings.

Programs Host: Help the library with programs and events.

School-Age Program Volunteer: share your talents, knowledge, or special interests in hour-long after-school or Saturday programs at any of our branch libraries.

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eReader Assistant: Help patrons understand how to use their eReader devices.

Resume and Job Search Coach: Introduce job-seekers to library technology and resources to develop the tools and information needed for their job search.

Technology CoachBuild computer and internet skills for individuals who want to become more tech-savvy.

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Publicity Photographer: Help us share the library’s importance by taking photos during events or programs. Create stock photos to be used in library publicity.

Videographer: Create dynamic videos showing library events or “behind the scenes” movies about WCLS.

Publicity Distribution Specialist: Promote upcoming library events by distributing flyers and programs throughout the community.


Teen Volunteer: Share your expertise and interests with various projects. This is a great way to obtain service learning credits or fulfill the requirements of your High School Senior Project.

Scrapbook Organizer: Help library staff create and organize scrapbooks of library events and programs.

Literacy Child Care Volunteer: Lead children’s activities while parents are attending Talk Time or computer classes.

Landscape Gardener/Grounds Volunteer: Keep library grounds neat, orderly, and aesthetically pleasing.

Citizenship Volunteer: Assist adults with study materials to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam.

Display Case Curator: Use artistic and creative skills to help the library create and maintain attractive displays.

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