Each month, more than 200 volunteers contribute nearly 2,500 hours of service to our libraries. Our libraries couldn’t run without them. From shelving and checkout to programs and events, volunteers are the heart of our library and our community.

Volunteers have played a vital role in Josephine Community Library’s history since the county system dissolved in 2007. Hundreds of dedicated, library-loving community members banded together to form a nonprofit and re-open all four branches. The libraries have been primarily volunteer-led ever since. Volunteers assist with everything in our libraries: helping patrons check out books and use public computers, preparing new materials for our shelves, working with children to foster a love of reading, and lending a hand with special programs. And of course there are always plenty of books to shelve. Stable funding has allowed the library to increase open hours and add programming at its four branches. This has led to even more volunteer positions and opportunities.

Interested in volunteering?

Please get in touch! We’ll help you find an opportunity that fits your interests and schedule. Email us at info@josephinelibrary.org or call 541-476-0571.

Volunteer Application
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Volunteen Application
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“A library is the cornerstone of every city, which is why I decided to become a volunteer. What strikes me the most, and selfishly of course, is the staff’s treatment of their volunteers. This treatment creates a synergy driving the volunteers to better serve our patrons to the best of our ability, in turn generating more appreciation toward the volunteers. I’m proud to tell people I’m a library volunteer.”
Chuck A., JCL Volunteer