Volunteers help keep the library a great resource for the community. If you are looking for a great place to spend several hours a week, give WRL a try. The library has two locations where you can volunteer. Review the available volunteer positions listed below, read the WRL Volunteer Policy, and then submit an application online or download an application and return it to a public service desk at any library location.

IMPORTANT: 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.

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Click the (+) below to see volunteer positions that are currently available at the Williamsburg Regional Library by library area.  When completing a volunteer application, you must reference the available position(s) for which you are applying.

Adult services is looking for computer assistants, Short Talk presenters, and Teen Advisory Group members.  Computer volunteers help library users with basic computer problems.  Instructors teach classes on various computer topics.  Short Talk volunteers are dedicated students who want to share their knowledge on a specific topic. The WRL Teen Advisory Group is a team of teens helping the library to offer the best collections, programs, services, and facilities to young adults in the community.
Computer Help Volunteer
Computer Class Instructor Volunteer
Student “Short Talk” Presenter Volunteer-19

The Circulation Services division is responsible for the library’s check-out, check-in, and shelving operations. Circulation Services is looking for volunteers to help maintain the order and appearance of the shelves by shelf reading and ensuring that library materials are in the proper order according to the Dewey Decimal Classification. Schedules are flexible and allow for volunteers to decide their availability.
Adopt-a-shelf Volunteer

Adopt-A-Shelf Availability By Library Location

Williamsburg Library James City County Library
Graphic Novels New Books
Nonfiction (select areas) Graphic Novels
Large Print
Nonfiction (select areas)
Young Adult New Books
Young Adult Audiobooks

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 Youth Services division serves children of all ages. Youth Services welcomes volunteers who have completed 7th grade and older. We will start looking for volunteers for Summer Reading 2020 in the spring, so please keep an eye on this page if you would like to volunteer for Summer Reading.
Teen Puppeteer Volunteer (no positions currently open)

Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation is an organization dedicated to making the library a better place for users.  Sorter volunteers provide hours of help with the Book Nooks and other book sales.  Some positions will be for substitute sorters who can “fill in” as needed (a weekly commitment is not required).  Volunteers must be Friends members. PLEASE NOTE: TUESDAY WILLIAMSBURG LIBRARY SORTER NEEDED.
Book Nook Sorter Volunteer

Friends volunteers