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.

Book Sale

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.

Membership Committee

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. .

Geneaogy Committe

Help organize archival donations, assist guests in the local history room, and digitize materials.

Current Openings


We are seeking team members to help develop and maintain our new website, work on ad words marketing, and posting on the Friend’s blog. This position requires experience with WordPress or a similar platform anda computer and access to the Internet or a willingness to work at the Library. An ability to type accurately and to self-proof read is essential. We want to recruit a team of two or three people who can work together on strategies and policies regarding our website. The hours are flexible and totally up to you. Apply below if you are interested in helping.
We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with an inventory of the Library’s collection. The inventory is conducted using a computer and scanner. If you are able to stand for long periods of time, can reach and bend, and have an attention to detail, this position might be for you. Training will need to take place during the dwork day or early evening, but work can be anytime the library is open, including 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Complete the application below if you are interested in this position.