Volunteers help keep the library a great resource for the community. If you are looking for a great place to spend several hours a week, give WRL a try. The library has two locations where you can volunteer. Review the available volunteer positions listed below, read the WRL Volunteer Policy, and then submit an application online or download an application and return it to a public service desk at any library location.

The Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library are seeking Book Nook Volunteers (see below)

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Click the (+) below to see volunteer positions that are currently available at the Williamsburg Regional Library by library area. When completing a volunteer application, you must reference the available position(s) for which you are applying.

Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation is an organization dedicated to making the library a better place for users. Sorter volunteers provide hours of help with the Book Nooks and other book sales. Some positions will be for substitute sorters who after training can “fill in” as needed (a weekly commitment is not required). Volunteers must be Friends members.

Book Nook Sorter Volunteer (positions available at both buildings, especially Sundays at the Williamsburg Library)

The Youth Services division provides collections, programming, and reference and reader’s advisory services for the youngest children learning to read and older children reading to learn. Programming includes author visits and entertainment that is both enjoyable and educational. The Youth Services division serves children of all ages.

Williamsburg Regional Library is accepting applications for Teen Summer Reading Volunteers and Summer Reading Puppeteers (download the summer reading volunteer application to apply). Volunteer applicants must have completed seventh grade to be eligible to volunteer. Completed applications must be returned to the Youth Services desk by May 31st.

Volunteers who enjoy an active, exuberant environment may wish to help in the Kiwanis Kids Idea Studio.

2022 Summer Reading Volunteer (download the summer reading application to apply)
Summer Teen Puppeteer Volunteer (download the summer reading application to apply)

Kiwanis Kids Idea Studio Volunteer
Teen Puppeteer Volunteer No positions currently available.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

WRL’s teen volunteer group meets regularly to share ideas for teen materials and services and to assist with a variety of tasks. TAG is on hiatus through the summer. Applications will be accepted through August 31 for TAG membership starting in September. For more information, see the position description below or contact teens@wrl.org; to apply click the application link at the top of the page.

TAG Volunteer Description

Adult services is looking for computer assistants and Short Talk presenters.  Computer volunteers help library users with basic computer problems.  Instructors teach classes on various computer topics.  Short Talk volunteers are dedicated students who want to share their knowledge on a specific topic.
Computer Help Volunteer
Computer Class Instructor Volunteer (Not available until September 2021)
Student “Short Talk” Presenter Volunteer

The Circulation Services division is responsible for the library’s check-out, check-in, and shelving operations. Circulation Services is looking for volunteers to maintain the appearance of the shelves by shelf-reading and on an as needed basis help with shelving materials. No positions currently available.

Circulation Services Volunteer

The Technical Services division is responsible for receiving, processing, and cataloging all library materials. Technical Services is looking for volunteers to help process books and other print materials so the items can be added to the library collections. Volunteer work exclusively at the James City County Library. No positions currently available.

Technical Services Processing Volunteer

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