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Why Volunteer at the Bellingham Public Library?

Volunteer opportunities at the Bellingham Public Library:
Click on the Opportunity title for a full description and application form

Children's Library Helper
For volunteers ages 14-17
no hours currently available - please submit application to be placed on the waiting list
Help present library materials in an organized and pleasing way.
Ensure that books are in proper order and straighten books on the shelf; Clean materials; Assist in craft preparation for library programs.

Shelf Helper
no hours currently available - not currently accepting applications
Help present library materials in an organized and pleasing way.
Ensure that materials in assigned area are in order on the shelf; organize out-of-order materials; Make sure that all shelves in assigned area are presented in an aesthetically pleasing manner; Identify damaged or soiled items that need review and places them in assigned area; Clean materials according to specifications.

Tech Helper
Share your tech expertise by coaching adults as they learn computer skills
Work with adult learners at all levels of tech knowledge, tutor one-on-one in Tech Coaching sessions or assist in the computing area at the Central Library. Tech subjects include basic computer and internet skills, baic tablet skills, setting up email or social media accounts, downloading free library ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please call the Bellingham Public Library Reference Desk at (360)778-7323 ext. 3

Additional volunteer opportunities are available with the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library. You can contact them at 360-778-7250 or

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