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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

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is now accepting volunteer applications for the Sixth Annual Columbus Children’s Book Festival! Free to the public, the festival includes author presentations, art demonstrations, storytelling, puppetry, musical performances, costume characters, early literacy activities, and autograph sessions. We are seeking volunteers 14 years of age and older to help set up, operate book sale, and assist in serving dinner on the evening of Friday, September 14th. Volunteers are also needed for morning and afternoon shifts to assist staff at multiple stations on Saturday, September 15th. The deadline to sign up is August 31, 2018. For a complete list of festival volunteer opportunities, please click here.

New applicants, click here to complete the online volunteer application.

Already a CVL volunteer? Log in here to sign up for a shift today.

If you are currently attending Columbus High School and need assistance regarding Community Service Hours please contact India Smith, Volunteer Coordinator, at (706)-243-2674 or by email at cvlvolunteer@cvlga.org.


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 706-243-2714, 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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