Volunteer

Library Volunteer Application
Complete the application here.  Learn more about specific opportunities at your local branch.
 
Ways volunteers can help:
Our volunteers are special! They are parents, college students, teens, retired professionals, church groups and scouts. They are our neighbors and our friends.  Library volunteers give their community the priceless gift of time.  Below are just some of the ways you can help out as a library volunteer; opportunities vary.  
You can also volunteer with Gwinnett County Government.
 
Finding Items
 
Have you ever had a book on hold? Every day library staff members track down hundreds of items for library customers. Volunteers can sleuth the shelves for requested items and help library staff complete their daily scavenger hunt.
 
Moving Items
 
Did you know that GCPL loaned over 6 million items last year? It takes a lot of hands to get those books from the return bin to the shelves. Exercise your organizational skills (and your feet!) while making a big impact at your local branch.
 
New Materials
 
Go behind the scenes as a volunteer in the materials department and be a part of the new books preparation process. This means placing clear plastic covers on hundreds of books, and identification markers on every item the library adds to the collection. This opportunity is available only at the Administrative Headquarters located behind the Lawrenceville Branch.
 
Event Helpers
 
If you have attended a story time, puppet show, or author signing, you know that library events can be very exciting for both customers and staff. Be a part of the excitement by volunteering your time as an event helper or greeter.
 
Adopt-a-Shelf
 
Is there a section in the stacks that you have a particular fondness for? Maybe you like cooking, or fitness, or finances. When you adopt-a-section in the library, you help to maintain those materials so that everyone can enjoy them and find selections easily.
 
Beautification
 
The library is a busy place. Thousands of people come through our doors every day, and as you might imagine, it takes a lot of work to keep the library looking its best. A “beautification” volunteer is someone who enjoys maintaining the appearance of our shelves, displays, customer workspaces, and gathering places.
 
Friends of the Library
 
The Friends of the Library are individuals with a deep loyalty to Gwinnett County Public Library and a strong commitment to the library's importance to the citizens of Gwinnett County. Members work to build support for the Library and to strengthen it through the donation of time, talent and resources.