Adult Volunteers


About Our Adult Volunteer Program

The library is not taking new applications at the moment.

CPLS welcomes and encourages members of the community to contribute their time, talents, and knowledge to become one of our many valued volunteers. Our volunteer program helps us provide the best possible service to the public by enriching and expanding library services.

We encourage volunteer participation at all the library branches. Volunteers are retirees, professionals, homemakers, students, part-time residents, and men and women of all backgrounds who live in surrounding communities. The volunteer program, through the dedication and commitment of our volunteers, allows the library to meet the challenges and needs of our large population of library users. 

Steps to Apply

The library is not taking new applications at the moment.

Step 1.Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old for most volunteer positions. For teen volunteer opportunities, click here.

Step 2.Fill out and submit application

Our application process is simple. Please fill out and submit the Adult Volunteer Application online.

Step 3.Processing

If there are no spots available at the time of application, the application will be retained and the applicant will be put on a waiting list.

Why Volunteer?

  • Volunteers make a difference!
  • Volunteers work in pleasant surroundings.
  • Volunteers learn more about the library and what it has to offer.
  • Volunteering enhances job skills and provides work experience that can be added to your resume.
  • Volunteers have a chance to meet new people, learn new skills, and have fun.
  • Volunteers enjoy the appreciation of staff and patrons.

What Can I Do?

A photo of two, Clearwater Public Library System volunteers

Volunteers generally provide support services to staff or work on special projects with staff. Positions are designed to match volunteers' skills, interests, and schedule.

Assignments may change and openings may vary; however, the time commitment required for most positions is 1-3 hours per week.