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Volunteers are a vital part of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries!

Join our team of committed baby boomers, creative and innovative teens, outstanding men who love to read and more! Become a Chattahoochee Valley Libraries volunteer where you can share your passion, gain customer service experience, build your resume and develop long lasting relationships! Take a glimpse of our amazing volunteers in action by checking out our July  & October Volunteer Newsletters.  For more information on becoming part of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries’ volunteer team email Volunteer Coordinator at pwilliams@cvrls.net.
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.


***We are no longer accepting summer volunteer applications, however you may check our website to learn about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities under step 1 below. Also, to learn about more ways to get involved throughout the community, visit www.unitedwayofthecv.org or www.justserve.org.

Step 1
Friends of Libraries Annual Brown Bag Book Sale
The Muscogee County Friends of the Library will host their Annual Brown Bag Book Sale in August. We are seeking volunteers 14 years and older to assist with setting up for the sale, serving as cashiers, greeters and the clean up crew. Applications are available through July 8th.  Sign up here.

*You will receive an email confirmation once your application has been received. Please be sure to include an email address that you check frequently, for email will be the first form of contact. Completing this application however, does not guarantee placement or acceptance into the volunteer program.


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 pwilliams@cvrls.net, 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.


Volunteer Opportunities


Adult Opportunities Teen Opportunities
  • Children’s Department
  • Circulation
  • College Work Study Program
  • Court Appointed Community Service
    • Custodial Department
    • Monday-Thursday 8:00-2:00
  • FanFest
  • Genealogy/Reference Department
  • Guys Read
  • Homework Help & Homeschool Resources
  • JIL Job Information Lab
  • Muscogee County Friends of Libraries
    • Annual Book Sale
    • Board Member
    • Brown Bag Book Sale
    • Gift Shop Book Sorter
    • Gift Shop Cashier/Sales Assistant
    • Margaret Carney Tea & Music Series
    • Programs & Advocacy
  • Simple Steps-Columbus Regional Outreach Program
  • Technical Services Department
  • Writer’s Conference
  • Children’s Department
  • Circulation
  • Columbus Children’s Book Festival
  • Fan Fest
  • Muscogee County Friends of Libraries
    • Annual Book Sale
    • Gift Shop Book Sorter
  • TAG Teen Advisory Group
  • Teen Department
  • Teen Summer Volunteer Program

County Volunteer Opportunities


  • Marion County FOL Board
  • Cusseta Christmas Parade
  • Parks Music Studio

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

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