Volunteer

When you volunteer at Douglas County Libraries, you become an invaluable part of our team, helping us provide resources for learning and leisure to improve the lives of the people in our communities. You also gain valuable skills, give back to your community, and meet people from diverse backgrounds in a pleasant environment. We value our volunteers’ contributions! Join us!

For more information on current availability, visit Volunteer Connect Douglas County or:

Opportunities for Adults

Help other adults learn and practice English and basic literacy, prepare for high school equivalency exams, or learn to use modern technology. Tutors personalize lessons to individual student needs. Some restrictions apply.
Shelve or repair materials, or help with clerical needs, Storytime/events, or stocking our used book stores.
Deliver library materials to the homes of qualified card holders who are unable to come to the library due to illness or disability.
Read aloud in child care centers, promoting early literacy and bringing the fun of Storytime to children who might not be able to come to the library. Some restrictions apply.
Help with event setup and tear-down, plus act as a greeter/usher or man an activity station.

Opportunities for Teens

A unique program that matches trained teen volunteers to struggling readers, grades 1-3. Buddies meet weekly for two months to read and enjoy literacy-based games.
TLC offers teens an ongoing opportunity to earn community service hours while planning library events for kids and teens, and helping shape library collections for young adults.
Volunteer for special events, birthday parties, library collection maintenance, administrative tasks and more.

Court-Ordered Volunteers

Douglas County residents ages 16 and up can perform court-ordered restitution for minor offenses with us. Tasks usually include shelving and cleaning. Some restrictions apply. Visit Volunteer Connect Douglas County to get started.

Volunteer News

Recently, DCL recognized 89 volunteers with the President's Volunteer Service Award, the nation's most prestigious service award. Four of the 89 awards were gold-level service awards. Congratulations to all of our award winners!
In April, DCL recognized the accomplishments of eight high school graduates in Douglas County at a graduation ceremony at our Lone Tree location. These students worked with our community partners and volunteer tutors to prepare for this accomplishment.

Questions or comments? We want to hear from you.

The President's Volunteer Service Service Award
Douglas County Libraries is a Certified Organization for the national and prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
Service Enterprise Certified
DCL is proud to be Service Enterprise Certified, a designation that signifies our commitment to best practices for engaging volunteers. The national Service Enterprise Initiative, led by Points of Light, helps nonprofit organizations leverage volunteers and their skills to address community needs.