Becoming a Volunteer


Volunteers are essential to helping the Youngstown Free Library thrive in the community. We recognize that there are a thousand ways you could spend your valuable free time, and we are honored if you are interested in spending your free time helping us!

Library volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or disability.

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Interested in joining us? Just download this form and mail or drop it off to join us.

A call 
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A Call for Adult Volunteers

Are you a self-starter?
Are you comfortable planning and running something semi-independently or independently?
Are you interested in being an important part of the annual Summer Reading Season at the Youngstown Free Library?

In the past, adult volunteers have been essential to making our past Summer Reading Seasons so successful. Typically, our tiny library offers 50-65 free programs for children every summer. That's a massive number of programs for a library of our size and staff.

For our tiny library, we can only offer these huge programs because of dedicated volunteers who plan and assemble programs on topics that work with their interests and their schedule. In past years, volunteers have created and assembled weekly Take & Make Craft Kits, set up weekly outdoor StoryWalks, run science craft programs, run bicycle repair programs, run book clubs for middle-grade kids, and run hands-on problem-solving programs.

What are you passionate about, and what would YOU like to share with young people in our community?
Here are some ideas to get you started:

• a weekly game organizer for kids on Wednesday afternoons
• monthly middle-grade or teen book club
• an art program for 8-13-year-olds
• anything involving learning about animals and how they work together!
• StoryWalk setups on Friday evenings in Falkner Park
• programs for all ages about kindness and inclusion

Sonora needs your help this summer, and she will be planning out summer programs during the whole month of May--don't miss your chance to make a difference!

To start this conversation, please email Sonora or fill out this volunteer application. Thank you for making this summer jam-packed with fun and learning opportunities!