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Volunteer Opportunities

​Volunteers are appreciated at all the Dakota County Library branches and enhance the quality of services. Here are some ways to get involved at the library.

Adopt-a-Shelf Program
One volunteer activity is the Adopt-a-Shelf program. Volunteer an hour a week and adopt your own shelf of adult or children's fiction or nonfiction books to keep in order. VolunteerServicesApplicationForm.pdfDownload an application for volunteer services.

Early Literacy Installation at Wescott
Volunteers are needed to assist with Wescott’s Play and Learn Zone. For information on specific volunteer needs and opportunities, please Julia Carlis, Youth Programming Coordinator, at 651-450-2942 or by email

The Volunteen program is an opportunity for youth, ages 12–18, to participate in a community service activity during the summer months. Volunteens assist youth librarians in registering children and teens for the Summer Reading Experience and help with library events from June to August.

To get the most out of this volunteer experience, it is important that you be an enthusiastic supporter of children and reading. Volunteens may also assist with other library and community service projects. Volunteen slots are limited. For more details on how the program works and specific dates, please call the individual libraries. 

Applications for summer 2015 will be available May 1.


Last updated: 3/23/2015 6:31 AM