Posted on: April 18, 2017

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is April 23 - 29,  a time for Eugene Public Library to thank the hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time year-round to support library services for the whole community!

Last year, volunteers contributed more than 13,750 hours of time, energy, and talent. Plus thousands of additional hours were contributed by volunteers for our non-profit fundraising partners the Friends of Eugene Public Library and the Eugene Public Library Foundation.

Volunteers at the Library range from teens to seniors and help with activities behind the scenes as well as with the public. You’re invited to join the team! To learn more or to apply, click here.

Current openings at the Downtown Library include:


Make a difference in the lives of young children by presenting a 20-minute storytime each week. Volunteers are trained to lead an engaging storytime at a local daycare to help build children’s literacy and love of reading. Time commitment:  3 hours weekly, including travel and preparation – and the impact on the children will last a lifetime.

Maker Hub Open Labs

Facilitating open labs in the Maker Hub is a fun and exciting way to volunteer, including the opportunity to learn about 3D printing and fabrication, sewing and textiles, electronics and robotics, and paper and handcrafts.  Volunteers are trained for familiarity with the software and equipment, as well as how to facilitate this independent hands-on learning environment. People skills and a love of learning are important; previous experience is not required. Time commitment: 4 hours monthly.

Information Desk

Volunteers at the Information Desk greet visitors as they arrive and offer directions to various locations and services they are seeking. These customer service-oriented individuals make the Library a more welcoming place for everyone. Commitment: two hours weekly.

Shelf Reading

Help keep books in order with this adopt-a-shelf volunteer opportunity. By making items findable, you make the Library better for everyone. Time commitment: 2 hours weekly.

Questions? Please contact Library Volunteer Coordinator Amy Hartsfield at or 541-682-8335. Thank you!

Library volunteer info and application
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