"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it"
~William Arthur Ward

Volunteers help so much! In 2018, our library volunteers provided over 20,000 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.  They are some of our best advocates.  We appreciate everything they do!

Application Form* (print here)

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.

Questions about volunteering at Ramsey County Library? Please call or email Kristin Roehmhildt, Volunteer Coordinator, at 651-486-2239, kristin.roehmildt@co.ramsey.mn.us.  If the library volunteer opportunities don't work with your schedule, other opportunities may be found in Ramsey County, opens a new window.

Library Job Descriptions

Circulation Assistant
Special Events Volunteer

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:

  • Board of Directors
  • Bookstore volunteer
  • Booker mascot
  • Committees
  • Computer class assistant
  • Mailings Volunteer
  • Programs
  • Reading Friends Volunteer
  • Semi-annual Book Sale Volunteer
  • Tour guide
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