All libraries are closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Volunteer (for Adults)

Adults, please download a copy of the Volunteer Application form and drop your completed form off at one of the libraries, email or mail it to:

Tari Clay
Library Administration
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska, MN 55318

If you have any questions or would like more information please email Tari or call her at 952-227-7609.

Teens looking for volunteer opportunities:  check out unique volunteer opportunities just for you and use the Teen Volunteer Application form.

What do Library Volunteers Do?

  • Shelving and Shelf-Reading: Helping to shelve returned items timely, and maintaining collection of books, periodicals, AV in an orderly manner by reading book shelves. Shifting and circulation checks on periodicals-magazines, newspapers.

  • Adopt-a-Shelf: Like to sort and organize? You can adopt a shelf or shelves as your own and help to maintain proper order and appearance. Volunteers must be able to file alphabetically and numerically. Once trained, volunteers can come in at their convenience anytime the library is open. Service groups and organizations are encouraged to apply.

  • Internet Trainer: Assist Library Staff in teaching patrons to feel more comfortable with computer technology in the library through training on the utilizing of the CCL card catalog, Internet and resources, E-mail.

  • Tax Assistance: Provide free Tax Assistance to elderly, and low to moderate-income individuals. Training is provided in collaboration with IRS, MN Dept. of Revenue, CCL, and AARP. Tax form assistants are needed to help organize and restock forms made available at local library branches.

  • Bookdrop Assistant: Responsible for check-in and routing of items returned to the outside bookdrop. May be asked to assist in other tasks including searching for paging slip items and check-in of new materials.

  • Homebound Delivery: Provide a vital link to library services by delivering books and other library materials to homebound patrons due to illness, disabilities or lack of transportation.

  • Library Support Services: Assist in a variety of capacities assisting Staff with on-going library tasks including book and Audio Visual mending and repairs, reinforcing paperbacks, cleaning and repackaging of Audio Visual materials. Dusting, cleaning, and recovering books and shelves. Restocking public workstations with pencils, scrap paper.

  • Storytime: Assist Children/Youth Services Librarian with providing the weekly pre-school Storytime session for young children and parents. Making photocopies and collating materials for children's activities and events. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.

  • Summer Reading Program: Assist Children/Youth Services Librarian in putting on special programs and events, including set up, crowd control, clean up, and helping with registering, maintaining, distributing summer reading forms and prizes. Teens are encouraged to volunteer.

  • Friends of the Library: Friends of the Library groups support and promote their local Libraries with book sales, and fundraisers. Purpose to promote a community gathering place that enriches the lives focusing on library services to educate, provide resources, and meet the growing information needs of our community.

  • Library Foundation Members: Serves on the Library Foundation of Carver County Board, a non-profit organization that seeks to support and cultivate private donations to enhance library services and collections.

  • Other Positions: A variety of special projects/events or short-term positions are available depending on time of the year, and request needs by Administration or local Carver County Library Branches.