Become a Volunteer

Enhancing Lives Through Volunteerism

volunteerscommunityBe a Volunteer:

The library encourages community members to become volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please print the volunteer application and bring it by the library. It’s easy!!!


About Volunteer Opportunities at the Library:

Duties performed by library volunteers are numerous and diverse. Tasks may be short-term, one-time only projects that can be completed in an interval or they may consist of long-term, ongoing projects requiring the assistance of many volunteers-each doing a small portion each time they are present.

Metropolis Public Library’s Volunteer Program has a core volunteer role shared by all volunteers. The duties are shared by many generalist volunteers and are assigned as the staff determines that they are necessary. In this way, volunteers will have the opportunity to try a variety of tasks or may focus on tasks suited to their skills. Volunteers may serve in a generalist role or may prefer to volunteer in a specific department of the library. Each department has a set of tasks and duties available to volunteers. Some volunteers may choose to perform one particular job each time they work in the library when the job requires specialized training or knowledge. This flexibility suits the needs of the library and the volunteer.

Examples of Ongoing Volunteer Tasks:

  • Call patrons regarding book holds
  • Shelve audio books and videos
  • Assemble new patron packs
  • Inventory books
  • Assist with Partners in Reading
  • Search database for books owned by Metropolis Public Library
  • Sort books from temporary shelves in order on shelving carts

Contact Information:

Volunteer Program
Metropolis Public Library
317 Metropolis St.

Metropolis, IL 62960

Phone: 618-524-4312
Fax: 618-524-3675

Volunteer application and forms below. Click each one to download and print.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Responsibilities

Volunteer Job description

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteer Handbook