Volunteer opportunities

We have many fun and meaningful ways you can volunteer your time and energy for the Hood River County Library District. We will provide training for each task.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Processing returned library materials
  • Shelf reading
  • Shelving library materials
  • Website design (experienced individual to help update our website)

The Friends of the Library oversees the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Book covering and repair: This group meets every Tuesday (9am to 11am) to prepare new books for the shelves and to repair damaged books.
  • Book sales: organizing, set up, and staffing for the annual 3-day book sale.
  • Processing donated books: for ongoing sales, the annual book sale, and for the “free” carts.
  • Processing new materials: book covering, taping books, marking audiocds and DVDs.
  • Hood River Reads: A massive, annual undertaking with many volunteer opportunities.
  • The Dirty Book Club:  Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday (9am-11am) to clean dirty books.
  • Entrance Display: Creates fresh displays for the library foyer each month.
Teen volunteer opportunities

Are you a middle or high school student wanting to get more involved with the library?

  • Teen council: The council meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday (12:30-1:30pm) and works with library staff to help improve services for teens. Teen Council members and help the library organize and facilitate teen meetings, plan teen activities, develop library displays and help with library events. Contact Teen Services Librarian, Rachel Timmons, 541-387-7073, for more details.

You can also volunteer or contribute to the Library District by becoming involved with the following support groups:

Both groups support the library in many ways ranging from financial support and volunteering time for projects and events. We couldn’t operate at our current level without their generous support.