Volunteer at BCL

TEMPORARY INFORMATION ABOUT BCL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Due to COVID-19 and its continued effects on library services, BCL is not accepting applications for additional volunteers at this time.

Do you want to help your library be the best it can be? Volunteers help keep the library running and further our mission of being your place for information, entertainment, community and culture. See below for more information and applications for adults and teens.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Bookmobile Volunteer

Help library staff maintain a welcoming Bookmobile by providing general assistance to customers during special events or community stops on an as-needed basis.

 

Children’s Department Volunteer

Help staff in the Central Library Children’s Department maintain a clean, organized and welcoming environment for kids and families.

 

Children’s Program Volunteer

Help library staff prepare for and implement educational programs and special events for children.

 

Clerical Volunteer

Help library staff with organizing paper/digital files, ongoing used book sales at branch libraries, and other projects as needed.

 

Garden Volunteer

Help library staff and Master Gardeners with the Children’s Edible Garden at Central Library or the Weyers-Hilliard Branch’s garden/flower plots, on a seasonal basis.

 

Greeter

Help library staff make the library a warm and welcoming space by providing general assistance to customers when they arrive at the library.

 

Library Materials Volunteer

Help library staff keep library shelves clean, neat, and orderly, and help gets holds and other library materials ready for checkout.

 

Local History Volunteer

Help library staff with projects that involve detailed work and need for accuracy by indexing, data entry, and proofreading.

 

Paws for Tales Volunteer

Provide children with one-on-one, supportive reading experiences in which they read to the helper and the helper’s dog. This specialized volunteer role includes additional requirements and training.

 

Adult Program Volunteer

Help library staff prepare and implement programs designed for adults on an as-needed basis.

Become an Adult Volunteer

Please print and complete the following documents:

Background Check Authorization 
Adult Volunteer Application 

You may return your completed documents in person to a service desk at any BCL location during open hours, or mail them to:

Brown County Library
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
515 Pine Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

After receiving your application, the library’s volunteer coordinator will contact you to follow up within three weeks. 

Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Who can volunteer?

Students entering grade 6 and older may apply to volunteer at the library. Volunteers should be flexible, dependable, have the ability to follow directions, and work cooperatively as a team with other volunteers and library staff. No experience is necessary; training or an orientation is provided.

Why volunteer at the library?

Teens can gain work-related experience while having fun, helping others, trying new skills and learning about the library and our communities. You can generally choose hours to fit your schedule, and you might be able to volunteer with a friend – or meet new ones! Library volunteer work will usually satisfy service learning requirements for school.

Summer Teen Volunteer Program

BCL needs many volunteers to help run our Summer Reading Programs and to assist with our busy calendar of events and activities from June to August. Information and applications for Central and branch libraries are typically posted by mid-May in the Become a Teen Volunteer section below.

School-year Volunteer Opportunities

The Central Library Children’s Department has openings for volunteers to assist with some of our children’s events and programs, data entry, keeping the department clean and organized, and other tasks throughout the year.

 

Become a Teen Volunteer

Summer teen volunteer applications for each BCL location will be posted here when available, usually by mid-May.

Teen volunteer applications for school-year opportunities at the Central Library will be posted here when available, usually quarterly.

Teens age 18 and older must also complete and submit this Background Check Authorization. You may fill out the adult Volunteer Application instead of one of our teen volunteer applications. You may return these completed documents in person to a service desk at any BCL location during open hours, or mail them to:

Brown County Library
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
515 Pine Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

For information about volunteering with the Friends of the Brown County Library (book sales, Give-a-Kid-a-Book, and more), see the Friend’s website or watch their Facebook page.