Why you should volunteer
Volunteers are an important and integral part of Waynesboro Public Library. Last year, volunteers donated over 3,500 hours of their time toward the effectiveness and public perception of this community asset!
Volunteer opportunities are varied. Volunteers cover new books, assist with collection inventories, organize and sort books for the Book Sale, staff special events, shelf read to arrange library books in their correct order, help process new audiobooks and DVDs, organize fundraising events, and shelve DVDs.
The purpose of these volunteer activities is to supplement, not to impinge upon, staff functions. Volunteers help free staff from some basic chores so that they can spend more time on other duties that also meet and exceed the public’s expectations. As a benefit to you, this grunt-work provides an opportunity for quiet reflection, introduces you to other interesting volunteers, and also exposes you to some of the new materials joining the Library’s collection
We cannot begin to thank our volunteers enough for the work they do. However, we do like to acknowledge outstanding effort with our Volunteer Recognition Award.
Help with the annual book sale in September or help sort donations every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Annual Dinner Committee
Help plan our annual dinner which includes a meal and program with an author or other local celebrity.
Assist with recruiting new members and renewals, processing memberships, and more.
Write articles for our quarterly newsletter such as interviewing library staff and volunteers or recognizing donors. Help assemble mailings.
Around the Library
Help cover new books, assist with inventories, shelf read, shelve DVDs, or help staff with programs. .
Help organize archival donations, assist guests in the local history room, and digitize materials.