Volunteering at WRL
The Williamsburg Regional Library is looking for a few good volunteers. If you are interested in a great place to spend several hours a week, give us a try. The library has two locations. Be sure to review the available volunteer positions listed below, then submit a volunteer application. Applications can be downloaded and submitted online, and paper copies are available at any public service desk in either library.
- Youth Service teen summer volunteer applications are available in May. Click here for more information about the Summer Reading volunteer program.
- If you are volunteering to fulfill a class or honor society requirement (e.g. you need only 10 to 15 hours), please see the Class Requirement/Honor Society Volunteer Position Description (not always available).
- WRL does not accept court-ordered community service volunteers.
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Here are volunteer needs by library division
Below are listed volunteer positions that are currently available at the Williamsburg Regional Library. When completing a volunteer application, you must reference the available position(s) for which you are applying.
ADULT SERVICES DIVISION COMPUTER ASSISTANTS
Experienced using the World Wide Web? Good with word processing? We need volunteers to help answer basic patron questions about using the Internet and in word processing.
Computer Help Volunteer
Computer Class Instructor Volunteer
The Circulation Services division is responsible for the library’s check-out, check-in, and shelving operations. Circulation Services also registers users for library cards, pulls items that users have requested, and handles library fines and fees. Currently Adopt-A-Shelf is only available at the James City County Library.
The Outreach Services division coordinates the planning, delivery, and evaluation of all library outreach efforts as well as the library’s community partnership program. The Mobile Library Services department, a department within the Outreach Services Division, plays a central role in delivery of library services to residents who are least able to visit the library buildings including children, adults living in adult care communities, and homebound users.
Student "Short Talk" Presenter Volunteer
The Program Services division plans and promotes adult and cultural arts programs. Program Services manages the Williamsburg Library Theatre and associated adult programming, meeting rooms at both the Williamsburg and the James City County Library, and the library's overall publicity and promotions efforts. Program Services is also responsible for library security.
Program Services Ticket Taker/Music Sales Volunteer
All Technical Services activities take place at the James City County facility. The Technical Services department, a department within the Digital Services division, is responsible for acquiring, receiving, cataloging and processing all library materials. In addition, Technical Services staff members update and maintain the cataloging and acquisitions databases.
No Positions Available at this time
The Youth Services division provides collections, programming, and reference and reader’s advisory services for the youngest children learning to read and older children reading to learn. Programming includes author visits and entertainment that is both enjoyable and educational. The division collaborates with Outreach Services to extend service beyond the walls of the library’s buildings to preschools and elementary schools. Be sure to check out the Summer Reading volunteer page also. Youth Services considers volunteers who have completed 7th grade and older.
No Positions Available at this time
FRIENDS OF WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY
Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library is an organization dedicated to making the library a better place for users. Friends volunteers provide hours of help with the Book Nooks and other book sales.
Book Nook Volunteer
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin J. Goldberg