Adult volunteers are essential to the success of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and Muscogee County Library Foundation. Popular volunteer opportunities include working a weekly shift in the Book Store, assisting with Book Sales, sorting book donations, and helping with special events such as the Annual Columbus Children's Book Festival and Library Foundation Fundraisers.
Please apply online and submit a waiver for a background check.
- Friends of Libraries Book Store
Adult volunteers are needed to manage day-to-day operations in the bookstore to support the Muscogee County Friends of Libraries.
The following two-hour shifts are available:
- Book Sales
- Summer Reading
The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries offers an invaluable volunteer experience for teens 13-18. While opportunities exist throughout the year, the Summer Volunteer Program takes place from May - July. Teens can earn required volunteer service hours while helping the LIbrary during its peak season during the Summer Reading Program.
The Teen Volunteer Program is for students 13-18. Please apply online and have your parent or guardian sign the waiver.
Completed waivers may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or returned in person on the third floor of the Columbus Public Library. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Before volunteering with Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, all volunteers are required to attend orientation and training. During orientation, the Volunteer Coordinator will give an overview of program guidelines and expectations. Volunteers are then provided “on-the-job” training at their assigned branch or department prior to the start of service.