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. The Williamsburg location is in the middle of the city, bordered by Scotland, North Boundary, and Armistead streets. The James City County Library is located in Norge at 7770 Croaker Road.

Read the WRL Volunteer Policy and Procedure Statement and submit an application on-line or download the application.

IMPORTANT:

Volunteer Fifty Hours and join the club!

Join the Fifty-Hour Club

 

Help keep the library a great resource for the community


 Here are examples of some divisions needs for volunteers
*not all positions are currently available

ADULT SERVICES
The Adult Services (Reference) division seeks volunteers to help perform a variety of clerical and shelving jobs. If you enjoy working with the public, the library rover program might be a good fit for you.
General Adult Services Volunteer
VA Gazette Obituary Database Volunteer


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

CIRCULATION SERVICES
There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers at both library locations. Volunteers are needed at the Williamsburg Library to act as shelf readers. A person can "adopt" a section of books and keep it in good order with once-a-week checking and straightening. Library Rovers are always welcome as well. If you are good at organizing and detail oriented Circulation Services needs volunteers who can help put books on shelves.
Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteer
Shelving Volunteer

OUTREACH SERVICES
Outreach Services coordinates programs for adults and children outside of the Library. The division includes Mobile Library Services vehicles, as well as the Homebound program.
Adult Outreach Volunteer
Student "Short Talk" Presenter Volunteer

PROGRAM SERVICES
We are looking for volunteers to review library video and audio tapes with reported problems. We also are interested in a ticket taker and music sales volunteer.
Program Services Materials Reviewing Volunteer
Program Services Ticket Taker/Music Sales Volunteer

TECHNICAL SERVICES
All Technical Services activities take place at the James City County facility. Technical Services orders, receives, catalogs, and processes materials for the entire Williamsburg Regional Library system. Volunteers are needed to assist with receiving and to prepare books and audiovisual materials for the shelves.
No Positions Available at this time

YOUTH SERVICES
There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers in Youth Services. If you like kids, this may be for you. If you are interested in visiting children in area schools (once or twice a year) then you should definitely volunteer with Youth Services. Be advised that Youth Services also has many more opportunities (at both libraries) that are not kid "intensive," so if you are interested in the arcane science of libraries, check us out. Be sure to check out the Summer Reading volunteer page also.
Class Requirement/Honor Society Volunteer

FRIENDS OF WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY
Also volunteer with Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library.  Our Friends group uses volunteers in supporting the library.  Friends volunteers provide hours of help with the Book Nooks and other book sales.
Book Nook Volunteer

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin J. Goldberg