Interested in volunteering at the Library? Sign up at the Dakota County Volunteer website.
Once you've started to volunteer, you can track your hours using the myVolunteerPage Timeclock.
Make sure books can be found by staff and other patrons. Double check the organization of the book shelves in the library by making sure nonfiction books are in Dewey Decimal Order and fiction books are alphabetized by author's last name. The Library trains all Adopt-a-Shelf volunteers in our organization system — it's quick and painless. Flexible volunteer hours available.
General Library Support
Volunteers will help with small projects that may change with each volunteer shift. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: cleaning picture book bins, dusting, watering plants, shredding paper, preparing supplies for a library event, etc. Flexible volunteer hours available.
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, go to the Dakota County Volunteer website.
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.
Community Service Volunteer
This program is only for individuals who need to perform court-ordered community service hours, live in Dakota County and are 12-18 years of age.
If you qualify, you can only volunteer 1.5 hours per session and no more than 3-5 hours per week.
Applications take 3-5 business days to process. Hours can only be completed at Galaxie Library in Apple Valley.
To sign up, go to the Dakota County Volunteer website.