Volunteer Shelver

Time Commitment

1-2 hours, weekly, 3 month commitment


Volunteer sorts and shelves library materials

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Chance to meet new people
  • To work in pleasant surroundings
  • To develop new skills
  • Give something back to the community
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Satisfaction from accomplishment

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sorts and shelves all library material in correct order
  • Straightens, shifts, and edges collections as a routine part of shelving
  • Ensures that collections are in order through regular shelf-reading
  • Picks up loose items left on carts, shelves, or on the floor, and returns them to their proper place

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Ability to work harmoniously with staff, patrons and
    other volunteers
  • Ability to read print
  • Ability to place items in alphabetical and numerical order using the Dewey Decimal System (will train)
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to shelve or retrieve library materials from all heights of shelves, and from all locations in the
  • Ability to load and push a library bookcart to appropriate locations in the library