There are occasional volunteer opportunities available at any branch of the Latah County Library District. These can vary from shelf reading, pulling holds, helping with storytime crafts, and other activities.
Please fill out an online application here. For community service or school volunteer hours, please check the FAQ below for expectations.
How do I know if you're hiring?
If you’re interested in employment at the Latah County Library District, please keep an eye on this page.
I'm moving to the area, may I send you a resume?
Please wait until we have a hiring posted on this page and apply according to the directions posted with the job.
What are the community service/school volunteer requirements?
- Management of community service/school volunteer hours is entirely at the discretion of the supervising library staff member. The training and monitoring of community service/school volunteers must be manageable for library staff. The library supervisor may find it necessary to re-evaluate and adjust the community service/school volunteer arrangement.
- All community service/school volunteer hours must be scheduled in advance.
- As a community service/school volunteer, you are responsible for contacting the supervising library staff member in advance to notify them of any changes to your work schedule. Changes must be approved by the supervising staff member.
- You are responsible for doing the work assigned to you to the standard expected by your library supervisor.
- You are responsible for maintaining an accurate record of your hours worked, providing whatever forms or contact information might be required, and meeting community service/school volunteer or school deadlines.
- Failure to comply with any of these expectations may be grounds for terminating the community service/school volunteer arrangement.
What tasks might volunteers be helping with?
Some examples of tasks we need help with :
• Helping with library events before, during, and after • Laminating and covering books with precision • Preparation of crafts for programs • Seasonal decoration of youth area • Facing and straightening items on shelves • Locating and pulling items that have been placed on hold by library patrons • Shelf-reading • Arranging magazine issues on shelves • Copying and folding brochures • Dusting shelves and plants; cleaning scuffed kick-stools, etc. These are examples of some tasks volunteers have performed for us in the past. There may be other tasks available.Examples of tasks performed only by our trained staff: • Reading to children • Checking out materials to patrons • Checking in returned materials • Shelving Please note: Some of our volunteer tasks rely heavily on regular attendance to keep our workflow moving smoothly. If you find that you are unable to maintain your regular volunteer commitment, we may suggest a different assignment for you.