Position Overview and Impact:

Assist the Library staff in keeping the library materials clean and organized. The work involves getting assigned books from the shelf, light cleaning of book covers with a spray bottle of alcohol or detergent and warm water solution. The covers are then rinsed, dried and returned to the shelf.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to handle books with care

  • Physical flexibility and ability to grip objects with hands, stooping, bending, possibly kneeling and sitting on or low to the ground

  • Carrying materials, but weight would be light

  • Work independently


  • Sitting for a extended periods of time

  • Must be able to lift small amounts of books

  • Cannot be sensitive to alcohol, latex or rubber. Latex and rubber gloves are provided for cleaning items

  • Must be able to read small print on spine labels for reshelving

  • Follow through with simple verbal/written instruction from a supervisor

Training and support provided:

  • Training, orientation and mentoring is available

Time Commitment:

  • A single ‘two (2) hour shift’ per week

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Learn about library services

  • Share your skills and develop new ones

  • Meet new people and make new friends

  • Support literacy and life-long learning