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Make a Difference - Be a Library Volunteer!

Charleston County Public Library is always looking for volunteers who want to get involved and help with programs, projects, special events and helping patrons. If you're interested, download a Volunteer Application and return it to any of our branch locations, or contact Susan Bednar at 805-6826 and help make a difference.

Check out this list of volunteer opportunities:

  •  Assist with the Readapalooza children's program on June 1
    • Needed at:
  • Locate items on send item list, missing and/or in transit lists
    • Needed at: 
  • Assist with dusty book report/weeding of the collection
    • Needed at:
  • Sort carts of books for shelving
    • Needed at: John's Island Regional
  • Sign up internet users and assist visitors with using computers and releasing print jobs
    • Needed at:
  • Clean computers in the morning to prepare for opening

  • Shelve all materials
  • Unload book shipment

  • Prepare new books for processing; date and stamp older items

  • Put away or weed magazines and newspapers

  • Tag and link items for self-check out

  • Act as a self checkout specialist

  • Assist with shifting books to different sections, general shelf-straightening
    • Needed at:
  • Distribute flyers around the area to promote library programs

  • Organize supplies

  • Mark out stamps and remove RFID tags from discarded materials
    • Needed at:
  • Shelf read
  • Box discarded materials
    • Needed at:
  • Empty book drop
  • Sort CDs and books on carts
  • Act as a library greeter to give basic information and guide visitors to meeting rooms, program locations and restrooms
  • Orient new patrons with a library tour/overview and self-checkout
  • Identify books requiring mending
  • Assist with setup, decorate, and clean up for special events
  • Prepare crafts for regular programs
    • Needed at:
  • Cut out patterns used for story time crafts
  • Help with displays
  • Classic barcode/put security sticker on the pockets
  • Assist with children’s programs
    • Needed at:
  • Special: Assist patrons in computer classes
    • Needed at:
  • Special: Technology Coach 
    • Needed at:
  •  Special: "Books to Go" Delivery
    • Needed at: