We Love Our Volunteers!

Adult Volunteers:

A Library “Docent” can be scheduled once a month, biweekly or weekly to volunteer for 2-3 hour shifts in either the morning or afternoon, Mondays through Saturdays.  They can also be scheduled to assist with specific programming needs, such as story time and/or crafts.   Docents shelve books and help patrons use the card catalog, locate materials, and use the self-check-out stations.  Docents are asked to complete an initial questionnaire, attend an orientation, and sign the Library’s Confidentiality Agreement.  As of March 2023, there is  a waiting list to attend the next scheduled orientation.  

If you are interested in becoming a Library Docent, please Email Tina Barton, Docent Coordinator (tinabartonspl@gmail.com). 

Teen Volunteers:

Teen Volunteers work with Rachel Heller (youth librarian) in the children’s library.  Volunteers help organize craft projects, put away books, assist with programs and other tasks as needed. The schedule is flexible, from doing a one-time session to helping at the library on a weekly basis.  Volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. For more information, send an email to Rachel Heller (rachel@sheplibrary.org) or download the SPL Teen Volunteer Agreement and return it to the library (we also have paper copies at the library).  Volunteers will coordinate with Rachel ahead of time to organize the schedule and discuss activities.