Darien Library is fortunate to have a loyal corps of dedicated volunteers. Some of our volunteer opportunities include:
Help keep our shelves neat, hunt for missing books, and help us assure that our books are easy to find!
Have interest or experience in marketing? Are you an excellent writer? Help draft press releases, brainstorm promotional ideas, and make sure that everyone in town knows what is going on at the library!
Sort and orgainse our discarded books to be prepped for sale! You'll assist in setting up for our book sales, taking payment, and assuring everything runs smoothly.
Help clean up our website by fixing broken links and getting rid of outdated information. Our Web Doctors are comfortable with computers and technology.
Bring our paper materials into the 21st Century! Digitization Wizards will scan materials and help us make them accessible digitally.
Community Readers' Adviser
Love to talk about books? Have you seen a great movie recently? Write reviews and rate materials on our website.
Aid our Videographer as he films documentaries right here at the library!
Neat and Tidy Committee
Are you organized? Does everything have its exact place? Do your friends think you're a little neurotic? Help us sort through our stuff! We need volunteers to organize and straighten our behind-the-scenes materials.
Have a green thumb? We're looking for a volunteer to help us tend to our vegetable garden and organize our Seed Library.
We are happy to work with you to create a volunteer position that will match your interests and talents with our volunteer opportunities.
To Learn More
Email Stephanie Anderson, Assistant Director of Public Services. If you are inquiring about a specific volunteer position or schedule, please fill out the application form before emailing. Thanks!
Volunteer applications are reviewed regularly, but it may take us 2-3 days to evaluate your application and investigate whether there are any opportunities that match with your interests and schedule. If you need an answer urgently, please fill out the application and email Stephanie to let her know.
Please note: almost all of our volunteer applications require a training period, and we ask our volunteers to commit to at least a few months of volunteering as a result, depending on the work. If you need to volunteer immediately, or to volunteer a large number of hours in a short timeframe, we might not be the best fit. If you haven’t already, please check out VolunteerSquare — they have a lot of other amazing volunteer opportunities available!
Volunteer applicants under 18, please note: Over the summer, Children’s Library volunteers are assigned volunteer shifts for one month. For example, a volunteer might come in each Monday in July for a 1 to 2 p.m. shift. Weekly, on-going volunteer shifts in the Children’s Library will resume in September.