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Volunteers are a vital part of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries!

Thank you for expressing an interest in Chattahoochee Valley Libraries’ volunteer opportunities! We are currently accepting early applications for our 2018 Guys Read mentorship program. Follow the link below to register as a Guys Read mentor! The deadline to apply for our summer volunteer program has closed. Teen summer applicants will be notified by May 1st for those who are accepted into the program.

 Do you meet the volunteer requirements?

  • 12 years of age or older
  • Commit to a weekly schedule at least 2 hours per week
  • 10 hour minimum requirement regardless of school or program obligation
  • Applications must be received at least 4 weeks prior to your deadline to be considered.

Complete the Volunteer Interest Form if you would like more information about our current volunteer opportunities.

Step 1


Join us on Saturday, May 13th at the Columbus Public Library for our 2017 Multi Fandom Mini Con FANFESTFANFEST kicks off our summer reading challenge and we need your help to make this day a great success! We are looking for volunteers to assist with children, teen and adult crafts/activities during the following shifts: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Click here to complete the online volunteer application and simply select the time you are available to lend a helping hand. 


The deadline to apply for our summer volunteer program has closed. Teen summer applicants will be notified by May 1st if you have been accepted into our summer volunteer program.

During the summer, volunteers ages 12-18 will earn volunteer hours while gaining customer service experience and meaningful job skills! Volunteers ideally work 2-hour shifts once or twice per week, assisting staff with programs, special projects, shelving and providing general support to customers. If you submitted an application, questions can be directed to cvlvolunteer@cvlga.org.


Online application, recommendation letter & six questions deadline:     April 14th

Summer program begins with FANFEST:                                                       May 13th

Volunteer shifts begin:                                                                                       May 29th

Summer program ends:                                                                                     July 30th


This year Chattahoochee Valley Libraries Guys Read Mentorship program graduated 126 4th grade boys in partnership with Muscogee County Schools! Volunteers read to 4th grade boys during their school lunch hour once or twice per week at select elementary schools. Guys Read grants us the opportunity to provide an adult role model during the program who is able to share their love for reading while showing the boys how cool it is to READ! If you are interested in becoming a Guys Read Mentor for 2018 early applications will be accepted now until May 27th. For questions, contact the volunteer department by email at cvlvolunteer@cvlga.org or by phone at 706-243-2674. Click here to complete the online Guys Read volunteer application for 2018.

Step 2

Adult volunteers must submit the Background Release form in order for your application to be considered complete.
Teen volunteers, the Parent Release form only has to be completed if you are invited to attend orientation.

Step 3

Attend orientation, training and or interview to determine placement.

For adult volunteer opportunities, it is the policy of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries to require all individuals over 18 years of age to complete a Background Release Form. Completed forms may be emailed to cvlvolunteer@cvlga.org, faxed to 706-243-2710 or returned in person on the third floor of the Columbus Public Library. Incomplete applications will not be considered and you must call to schedule a volunteer interview due to limited space.

For more information on becoming part of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries’ volunteer team please call 706-243-2674 or email Priscilla Williams at cvlvolunteer@cvlga.org.

Registered volunteers click here to log in.
Volunteers Can:
  • Check or maintain information such as address, phone numbers, and email address.
  • Check and print their schedule, sign-up for schedule openings, and alert supervisor to times they cannot serve as scheduled.
  • Post their hours, and view and print their past service information.
  • Check the progress toward the completion of their mandatory service.
  • Receive messages.
Supervisors Can:
  • View and manage information for the volunteers assigned to their area.
  • View and manage volunteer schedules for their area.