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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. Here at Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, we are thrilled to offer a volunteer program that gives individuals the opportunity to gain valuable service skills, while making a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers opportunities are available whether you are seeking required volunteer hours, court appointed community service, or just plain interested in gaining the work experience.

Step 1- Apply

Guys Read Volunteer Opportunities

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2019 GUYS READ programGUYS READ is a nationally recognized program designed to improve the literacy rates of male youth and encourage boys to become self-motivated, lifelong readers. GUYS READ increases reading comprehension by connecting fourth grade boys with male role models through reading materials that boys want to read, in ways they like to read. We are currently seeking adult male volunteers ages 21 years and older with an interest in working with male youth. Volunteers must be available to facilitate reading sessions during school lunch hours, once or twice a week, for a consecutive five week period: January 28, 2019 -March 1, 2019. Volunteers will read or book-talk visually appealing, fun, age appropriate books, both fiction and non-fiction with male youth at select elementary schools. All applicants must complete an online volunteer application, consent to a criminal background check, and have reliable transportation.

New applicants, click here to complete the online volunteer application. **Must be 21 years of age or older to be approved for Guys Read.**


Winter/Spring 2019 Volunteer Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for Winter/Spring (January 2019-April 2019) volunteer opportunities. Click here to apply.

Step 2- Complete required forms

Adult volunteers (over 18 years of age) must submit the Background Release form in order for applications to be considered complete.
Teen volunteers must submit the Parent Release form in order for applications to be considered complete.

Completed forms may be emailed to cvlvolunteer@cvlga.org, faxed to 706-565-8669, or returned in person on the third floor of the Columbus Public Library. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Step 3- Interview/Orientation

Before volunteering with Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, all volunteers are required to attend orientation and training with the Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will give a brief tour showing volunteers where to sign-in and out and where to keep his or her name badge and belongings. Volunteers are then given “on-the-job” training in their assigned branch or department.

For more information on becoming part of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries’ volunteer team please call 706-243-2674 or email us 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.
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