Volunteers are always needed to support the various services offered at the Clayton Library.  Volunteer opportunities range from short-term to long-term projects, from working on a scheduled shift to working on an “as needed” basis, and from working with the public to working “behind the scenes”.  In other words, there is something for everyone! Volunteer opportunities are currently available in the following areas:

Welcome Desk Assistant

Duties include:

  • Greeting Visitors
  • Assistance with Microfilm Readers and Printers
  • Limited Reference Assistance
  • Other Projects

Training is provided for all duties. Helpful skills include being a people person, attention to detail when completing forms, basic computer skills, familiarity with microfilm readers and copiers, and general experience in genealogical research.

Volunteers typically cover one 2-hour time block each week, although it is fine for two or more volunteers to rotate coverage of a shift as long as each week is covered.

Shelving Assistant

Duties include:

  • Shelving Books 
  • Shelf Reading
  • Limited Reference Assistance
  • Other Projects

Training class is provided. Helpful skills include good visual acuity, focus, and attention to detail when placing books in order on the shelf, and the ability to bend, stoop, and lift books to their proper location in the stacks.

Volunteers typically cover one 2-hour time block each week, although volunteers do have some flexibility in setting their own schedule.

Special Projects

The links below provide job descriptions for projects currently in need of volunteers. Please check back often - this site will be updated as new projects become available:

  • No Special Projects volunteer opportunities available at this time.

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