Volunteer Opportunities

Current Openings for Volunteers
Lady helping a person check out books at the circulation desk.

Volunteers are an important part of the services offered by the public library. You help us provide the community with exciting programs and events for all ages free of charge. For more information, please come by the library to pick up a blank application form.  Or, you can print the one at the bottom of this page.  When you return it to the Library Director, please bring your Texas ID card or Texas Drivers License.  We use these for the background check.    

Volunteer Circulation Assistant

Return completed application below
with a copy of your Texas Drivers License
to the Library Director. 

Opportunity Contact:  Sherry Brecheen (Librarian@cityofonalaska.us) or 936-646-2665. 

Timing:  This is an ongoing opportunity. Hours are part-time, mornings or afternoon duties up to 3 days a week with flexible shifts. 

Opportunity Description:  Greet patrons and help them with checking out materials and checking in returned materials. Assist patrons with a variety of needs such as: using the online catalog of materials, locating materials in the library, answering general questions, accessing library services or programs, making copies, sending faxes or scanning documents for patrons.  Duties may also include as needed: Assist circulation staff by shelving materials, searching for reserved materials, and answering the telephone. 

Requirements for the Opportunity include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Customer-focused attitude
  • Respect for patrons’ privacy and confidentiality
  • Current Texas Driver’s License
  • Background Check
  • Minimum age is 18
  • Beginning Level of Computer skills needed for: 
    • data entry, 
    • email, and 
    • navigation.
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