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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

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Teen Volunteers

Teens aged 13-18 are encouraged to join our Teen Advisory Board. This group meets monthly to discuss library programs and other fun projects. They determine ways to get involved with the library and help make it a place for all teens to enjoy. Teens may commit as little or as as much time as they would like; those looking for additional volunteer hours will be offered opportunities though Teen Board meetings. Meetings are listed on our Events Page. 

Teens unable to join the Advisory Board may apply to volunteer on an as-needed basis for special projects by submitting 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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