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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Active and dedicated volunteers enhance the Library‚Äôs service to its patrons. Our volunteers perform a variety of important tasks, like helping Library users find materials, providing reading suggestions, repairing books, demonstrating use of the Library catalog, staffing the History Room, organizing book sales, shelving materials, or performing clerical tasks. 

We are currently revamping our volunteer page. In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering please come into the Library and fill out a volunteer application form. 

Current opportunities include:

Volunteer: Young Adult Assistant

Requirements:
1. Must be a current high school student 2. Detail oriented 3. Good with math/numbers 4. Organized, responsible, and prompt 5. Willing to put up flyers around Mill Valley (within walking distance) 6. Able to think creatively and have an interest in developing library programs and services for young adults

Time commitment:
1-2 hours per week on any weekday afternoon (3-6pm)

To apply:
Interested applicants should fill out the volunteer form and turn it in to the Reference Desk.

Volunteer: Historical Map Protector Extraordinaire

Interested in old maps, libraries, or archives? The History Room at the Mill Valley Public Library is seeking volunteers to help protect our collection of historic maps. Using archival mylar, volunteers will create protective sleeves to enclose maps of various sizes. This project is hands-on and requires careful attention to detail. An interest in local history is a plus. If you enjoy crafting, art projects, or working with your hands, this might be the perfect volunteer position for you. Training will be provided. Hours are flexible.

Contact Interim History Room Librarian Cate Mayfield,  cmayfield@cityofmillvalley.org, to discuss this or other volunteer opportunities in the History Room.

Volunteers in the Local History Room assist patrons in finding books, photos, maps and other items related to the history of Mill Valley and the local area. Examples of duties may include digitizing archival materials to make them available electronically, and filing and other clerical work, as needed.


The Friends of the Library can always use help with the preparation for and participation in the monthly book sales. Responsibilities may include sorting and pricing books for sale, picking up donations, checking out or restocking at the sales. No special expertise is required, but a love of books is a big plus. Joining the Friends provides opportunities to meet new people and help your community. To find out more about joining the Friends, call 415-389-4292 x4732.

Volunteers in the Local History Room assist patrons in finding books, photos, maps and other items related to the history of Mill Valley and Marin. They are also asked to help with filing and other clerical work, as needed. Docents, as volunteers here are referred to, generally work two or three two-hour shifts per month. This is a great opportunity to become more familiar with our local history. If you are interested in joining us please call 415-389-4292 x4725. 

We do not have the resources to accomodate court appointed community service volunteers. 

Last updated: 11/12/2014 12:11:24 PM