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Volunteer

Volunteers can be a valuable asset to any community. At Boylston, volunteers may help by offering their skills and abilities in order to enrich the library's current services. 

Looking for more ways to get involved?

Consider joining the Boylston Public Library Foundation or the Friends of the Library

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Teen Volunteers

Teens aged 13 and over are eligible to apply for our volunteer program. Teens may help with ongoing work such as processing books, cleaning, inventorying our collections, craft and program preparation, or assisting at special events. 

Teens will work with library staff to ensure individual  guidelines and objectives are achieved. Interested teens must read What to Expect, and submit an application

Photo to the left: Teen volunteer Mateo Rollins helps prepare

the Seed Library.  

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Adult Volunteers

Adult volunteers help the library with tasks such as yard work and building maintenance, library services and programs they may specialize in, or special events. 

Interested volunteers must read What to Expect, and submit an application

Photo to the right: Master Yogi and volunteer Peter Kline provides

a yoga class for kids. 

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What to Expect 

  • Upon receiving a volunteer application, the library may contact the applicant to setup an interview when volunteer positions become available. 

  • Volunteers will be required to sign a Code of Conduct, and may be required to submit a CORI check. 

  • Volunteers do not work behind the Circulation Desk. This duty is reserved for paid staff who receive extensive training in local network procedures, privacy policies, as well as customer service. 

  • Volunteers do not typically run regular programming such as Story Times. If qualified, volunteers may provide special public programs based on their experience or take part in the library's Meet Your Neighbor series. 

  • Due to the library's small size and limited staff available for volunteer training/management, placement for volunteers seeking regular, ongoing weekly hours is limited.

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