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Volunteer at the Library

Library Volunteers See the Best Books!
Fight boredom and discover great reading while volunteering at the Tigard Library. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults and youth, age 12 and older.

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The Teens Are Coming! The Teens Are Coming!

Tigard Public Library’s Volunteer Program hosts its annual Summer Teen Volunteer Program Monday, June 26 – Saturday, August 26. Teens can sign up and help the Circulation and Youth Services staff. Volunteer sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Sign up for a session ahead of time. You do not need to attend every session, but must volunteer for at least 20 hours throughout the summer.

If you fit the profile, that is, ages 12-18, fill out an application. If this is your first time volunteering at the library, contact Volunteer Coordinator Katie Nelson and sign up for an orientation on Saturday, June 10, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Wed., June 21, from 6-7 p.m.

Returning teens must attend an orientation from 6-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. If you’d like to practice your leadership skills, we are looking for a few more Teen Leaders. They help organize and orchestrate each volunteer session. Teen Leader orientations are on Tuesday, June 6, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from 1-3 p.m.

If you like the idea of helping the community by helping out the library, sign up soon. The deadline is Saturday, May 27, and openings are filling up fast. If you are interested in participating, please let Katie know as soon as possible!

For our current selfless volunteers, your tasks may change a bit this summer because of our enthusiastic teens! There may be less shelving, bin sorting and pulling requests, but there will still be work to do! Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new and exciting task. If you have any questions, please contact Katie at 503-718-2516. New Volunteer orientations for adults will resume in September.

Library Volunteer Interest Application

Are you coming to a group event as a volunteer? You must have a completed application in order to volunteer.  Either forward the application to Katie Nelson as an email attachment or drop it off at the Library. If you're coming to a group event, bring the application with you.

Want to be a Friendly Visitor?

The Friendly Visitor Service matches volunteers with people who can't visit the library on their own. Volunteers are needed to select and deliver library materials to Tigard area patrons who can’t get to the library on their own.
  • Training provided.
  • Highly flexible schedule and hours.
Question: What do Friendly Visitors do?
Answer: They take books and other library materials to people who can’t otherwise get to the Library. They visit, share interests, and talk with the homebound.
Question: Who qualifies to be a Friendly Visitor?
Answer: Sincere people who care about people, books, and learning are invited to participate in our next training session. Friendly Visitors must provide their own transportation and are subject to state criminal and DMV background checks.
Question: How may I find out more?
Answer: Please contact Katherine Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator
503-718-2516 or email KatherineN@tigard-or.gov

Download a Friendly Visitor Program Volunteer Application

Katie Nelson
Volunteer Coordinator 
503-718-2516 | Email

Saturday Teen Volunteer Sessions from 9:30 a.m.-noon every Saturday morning. If interested, please contact Katie Nelson at 503-718-2516.

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Volunteer at Your Library

Volunteers often ask what the library needs most. The answer is easy—Shelving

The task that never ends. Volunteer shelvers say that the job is rewarding, a light workout, and they discover corners of the library they’d never seen. Consider helping with this challenging and needed task at the library by signing up for a New Volunteer Orientation.

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