You can help your libraries in the following areas:
At most libraries: Circulation/Shelving, Storytimes, Special Activities/Events, Summer Reading Program
Medford/Ashland only: Rover – assists patrons, Information Desk, Children’s Department, Teen Department, Reference Department, Outreach to Homebound, Book Mending
Medford only: Outreach to Child Care, Technical Services
How do I become a volunteer?
Complete this application. Submit the form online or turn in a paper application found at any branch. This starts the registration process. You will then be instructed to:
- Contact the branch in which you are interested in volunteering to schedule an interview.
- Interview at the branch library to determine an assignment that fits your skills.
- Attend a registration meeting.
- Go to the Human Resources Department at the County Courthouse, and fill out background check materials.
Library staff will contact you when your clearance is approved, and then you will schedule a starting date with your library.
That’s it! We hope you will find that volunteering at the library is a great way to use your special skills to help others and to be connected with your community.
What time commitment is expected of me as a Jackson County Library volunteer?
People typically volunteer two to three hours weekly or monthly, but some volunteers have more time to offer. When you accept a volunteer assignment, we’d like you to commit to it for a period of at least three months.
Will I have a set schedule?
Probably. A set schedule allows us to coordinate the use of equipment and space. Some positions may allow you to volunteer irregular hours.
Will I be trained?
You will. Whenever you begin a new task, one of our professional staff members will work closely with you to familiarize you with the assignment to be done.
How old do I need to be before I can volunteer?
Youth applicants will be considered for volunteer positions based on maturity level.