Volunteer at the Library

Why Volunteer?

Did you know that volunteers gave more than 4,000 hours of their time to the Westerville Public Library in 2016?

Volunteer assistance is always greatly appreciated by library staff. By donating a couple of hours of your spare time on a weekly basis to help with ongoing tasks, you can contribute to the library in valuable ways.

Here are some of the tasks our current volunteers are doing:

  • Shelving recently returned materials
  • Assisting Outreach staff who deliver materials to homebound persons
  • Helping with special projects
  • Assisting with library events and programs
  • Helping to process or repair library materials
  • and more!

I'm an Adult. (Ages 18+)

Thank you for your interest in helping the library. The library is currently working with many dedicated individuals to accomplish daily tasks and special projects.

If you are interested in getting involved, please download the volunteer application and return it to the Community Services department. We will contact you as volunteer opportunities become available.

I'm a Teen. (Ages 12 to 18)

Students age 12-18 are eligible to serve as teen volunteers.

During the school year, you can help at children's events or log hours shelving books and DVDs. During the summer, you can help run the Summer Reading Program or help at children's events. You can also serve as adviser to the Teen Librarian. 

Interested in volunteering?

Need hours fast? Find other volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact us.

Friends of the Westerville Public Library

Looking for a way to help out? Give your time and support to the library by joining the Friends of the Westerville Public Library.

Currently, the Friends are looking for volunteers to work the following shifts on a regular basis in the Friends Shoppe:

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Saturdays, 11am-4pm (occasionally)

Training will be provided. Volunteers with flexible schedules are also welcome to sign up as shift substitutes, once trained. If interested, fill out an application (link below) or contact the Friends president, Arlene Roeder, at 614-882-7590.

Events & Classes (Volunteers)

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m.