Douglas County Library System (Oregon)

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Douglas County Library System.

The Douglas County Library System, formed in 1955, consists of the Douglas County Central Library in Roseburg and ten branch libraries located in Canyonville, Drain, Glendale, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Reedsport, Riddle, Sutherlin, Winston and Yoncalla. A partnership between the County, which supplies the staff, collection and computer network and the cities, who own and maintain the buildings has been a benefit to the citizens of Douglas County.

The Douglas County Library System has a host of volunteers that assist and support library staff in providing library services throughout Douglas County.  These many volunteers are dedicated people contributing in their own communities to enhance library services so that others many enjoy their local libraries. We have volunteers that specialize in advisory boards, foundation board, book routing, technology support, processing, fund raising etc. Last year alone volunteers contributed more than 12,000 hours of their time.

The library system has an active volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities are available at all library locations. For more information email us or call us at 541-440-4314 or talk to your local librarian.

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The Friends of the Library

Are organized groups of library supporters who raise money, lobby, volunteer and sponsor activities and programs to promote and improve library services. Membership information is available at your local library.

If you are interesting in becoming a Douglas County Library System volunteer follow the steps below:

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How to Volunteer:

  • What time commitment is expected of me as a Douglas County Library System volunteer?

People typically volunteer one to three hours a week, but some volunteers have more time to offer. Other opportunities may be a specialized project. When you accept a volunteer assignment, we'd like you to commit to it for a period of at least three months.

  • Will I have a set schedule?

In some cases. A set schedule allows us to coordinate the use of equipment and some duties that need to be completed as certain times. Some positions may allow you to volunteer irregular hours.

  • Will I be trained?

You will. Whenever you begin a new task, one of our professional staff members will work closely with you to familiarize you with the assignment to be done.

If you have questions about volunteering or any of the volunteer opportunities call 541-440-4305 or your local library.

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Current Openings:

Current and on-going openings are listed below and provide the criteria needed by volunteers: skills, goals and training. Most volunteer openings focus on helping with day to day library operation. Positions are also available for individuals with technology experience. If there is a volunteer opening that matches your skills and needs, submit a volunteer application.

  • What time commitment is expected of me as a Douglas County Library System volunteer?

People typically volunteer one to three hours a week, but some volunteers have more time to offer. Other opportunities may be a specialized project. When you accept a volunteer assignment, we'd like you to commit to it for a period of at least three months.

  • Will I have a set schedule?

In some cases. A set schedule allows us to coordinate the use of equipment and some duties that need to be completed as certain times. Some positions may allow you to volunteer irregular hours.

  • Will I be trained?

You will. Whenever you begin a new task, one of our professional staff members will work closely with you to familiarize you with the assignment to be done.

If you have questions about volunteering or any of the volunteer opportunities call 541-440-4305 or your local library.

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Current Openings:

Current and on-going openings are listed below and provide the criteria needed by volunteers: skills, goals and training. Most volunteer openings focus on helping with day to day library operation. Positions are also available for individuals with technology experience. If there is a volunteer opening that matches your skills and needs, submit a volunteer application.