Shelver (Medium to Large Library)

Time Commitment

2-4 hours, weekly, minimum 6 month commitment


Volunteer shelvers sort, arrange, and shelve all formats of 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, arranges and shelves all formats of library materials

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Must be dependable
  • Ability to accurately file both alphabetically and numerically
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to push a loaded book cart weighing up to 100 pounds for distances on carpeted surfaces
  • Ability to reach, bend, stretch, stoop and lift from standing, sitting and kneeling positions
  • Ability to life and carry up tp 10 pounds, such as an armload of books
  • Ability to adapt to routine, repetitive activities