One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is
doing things for other people.
Volunteers help in many ways. In 2015, our library volunteers provided almost 30,000 hours of service by
- Shelving requested items
- Pulling requested items to fill patron requests
- Mending worn library materials
- Tutoring school age children
- Providing animals for Paws to Read programs
- Helping with computer classes
- Photographing library events
- Cleaning up and gardening on library grounds
Volunteers play a vital role in support of the Library's mission and goals. We appreciate how volunteers bring energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to help out -- we appreciate everything they do!
Application Form 
What are you interested in doing at the library? See information about different work areas by clicking on the links below. We'll contact you as openings occur.
|Circulation Assistant ||Grounds Gardener |
|Special Events Volunteer ||Materials Mender |
|Conversation Circles Facilitator |
Questions about volunteering at Ramsey County Library? Please call or email Heidi Holland, Volunteer Services Librarian, at 651-724-6023, firstname.lastname@example.org . If the library volunteer opportunities don't work with your schedule, other opportunities may be found in Ramsey County .
Friends Volunteer Opportunities
The Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries  is a group of volunteers who work hard on behalf of the library. Since 1979, hundreds of Friends members, volunteers, and donors have provided more than $1 million in funding, materials, and enhancements to Ramsey County Library.
We welcome your volunteer efforts! Friends volunteers work hard on behalf of the library raising funds, providing materials and enhancing library programs. You can help! Call the Friends office at 651-486-2213 to learn more about ways to support your library through these volunteer opportunities:
- 5K volunteer
- Board of Directors
- Bookstore volunteer
- Booker mascot
- Computer class assistant
- Mailings Volunteer
- Reading Friends Volunteer
- Semi-annual Book Sale Volunteer
- Tour guide