We Can't Do It Without Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to the productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of library services. A volunteer’s contribution to the library system goes far beyond the actual work performed.

Volunteers enhance the services the library system provides to the public. By working together, volunteers and library staff accomplish great things.​

What Volunteers Do in Our Libraries

There are many types of jobs that volunteers do in our libraries like computer coaching, helping use of the library computers, online catalog and check-out machines, shelving materials, supporting English language learning and much more. 

How To Volunteer at a Lee County Library

Before filling out an application, please consider the following requirements and expectations of library volunteers.

  • A commitment of an agreed upon schedule
  • The ability to lift, bend, stretch, kneel, stand, twist, push full book carts and repeatedly handle and manipulate library materials
  • The ability to interact courteously with library patrons and staff
  • The ability to conform to the dress guidelines and code of conduct

Please take the completed application to a library of choice and ask to speak with the branch volunteer coordinator to see if volunteer opportunities are available.

For additional information about becoming a volunteer, contact library Continuing Education Coordinator Catherine Vaughn at 239-533-4815 or cvaughn@leegov.com.  


Volunteer for The Community Conversations Project

The Community Conversations Project trains a group of volunteers to provide library programs for older adults in assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and adult day care centers. The project exposes elders to stimulating ideas and thoughtful discussion by offering monthly programs at each location.

Volunteers work in teams of two and are assigned to work with two to three facilities/programs. Activities might include:
  • Book and short story discussions
  • Readers’ Theater
  • Reminiscence-based activities to uncover and share memories
  • Oral history activities based on the StoryCorps model
  • Adult Storytelling
  • Multisensory activities using music, pictures and objects to touch, smell and taste

More details and Introduction to the Community Conversations Project (.pdf)

To Apply

Please submit the Adult Volunteer Application (.pdf) and the Community Conversations Questionnaire (.pdf)  

For additional information about becoming a Community Conversations volunteer, contact project coordinator Kathy Mayo at 239-533-4836, or kmayo@leegov.com.  


Please note: Currently, the Lee County Library System is unable to accept applicants from outside of the United States due to the organization's restrictions on conducting national background checks. Sorry for any inconvenience.