Libraries enrich lives . . . volunteers enrich libraries! Be a library volunteer!

Catch the vision and come make it happen. Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are changing . . . and so are its Libraries. It is no longer just a repository for books, the Library is a place to meet, share, learn and grow.

As a Library volunteer, you will have an opportunity to contribute to your community, improve library service, learn new things, enhance your work skills, make new friends, and become part of a team. We need talented volunteers like you at our downtown Central Library and at our branch libraries. We offer orientation and training for volunteers. Call or stop by your local branch for more information, or you can email us. Volunteer opportunities are filled based on the needs of each Library.

Be a "Helping Hand"

Share your time, skills and talents with your local library! Opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Youth services
  • Computer projects
  • Arts and crafts
  • Senior adult services
  • Computer coaching
  • Homework help
  • Hospitality for public programs
  • Clerical

Ways You Can Help

  • Help us keep our shelves in order (Adopt-a-shelf)
  • Update bulletin boards
  • Lead discussions for adult reading projects
  • Organize programs
  • Assist in research, genealogy or N.C. history
  • Care for audio/video, DVD, CD collections
  • Prepare materials
  • Greet patrons and direct them to resources

Share With the Children

Encourage them to grow by volunteering to work with children or work with teens.

Share Your Computer Knowledge

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Agreement