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Be A Volunteer At The State Library!
Volunteer Program Mission
Citizens who volunteer are valuable assets to the Oregon State Library. The Library Board of Trustees and the State Librarian promote and encourage the involvement of volunteers to assist staff in the achievement of the mission and the goals of the State Library.

Who Can Volunteer?

If you want to share your skills or learn new ones, work on an issue that is important to you, or contribute to your fellow citizens of Oregon you may volunteer.

Church, community, service, support, and youth groups can work together to assist on current programs or special projects when the work is available.

The State Library is an active supporter of School to Work, career related learning. Students are welcome to explore through mentorships, site visits, informational interviews, job shadows, structured work experience, and internships.

Opportunities Available

Seeking a volunteer to assist library staff with projects and complete various administrative tasks. All tasks will support the mission of the State Library to provide quality information services to Oregon state government; provide reading materials to blind and print-disabled Oregonians; and to provide leadership, grants and other assistance to improve local library services for all Oregonians.

Examples include:

  • Filing
  • Data entry (MS Excel)
  • Stuffing envelopes
  • Creating informational packets
  • Organize systems such as paper files and electronic documents
  • Converting VHS tapes to DVDs
  • Creating photo albums
  • Researching topics for newsletters

Day of the week and number of hours are flexible, however,  shifts must occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

How To Become A Volunteer

Application Process:
Obtain the application documentation by downloading the forms listed below or by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Krueck, email: melissa.krueck@state.or.us, or phone: 503-378-5014.

Forms:    Volunteer Service Application.docx




Answerland Volunteers use these forms:

                    Answerland Volunteer Application.docx


Mail or email signed documentation to:     Melissa Krueck, Volunteer Coordinator
                                                             Oregon State Library
                                                             250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

                                                             email: melissa.krueck@state.or.us 

Next Steps

An appointment will be arranged for you to meet with the Volunteer Coordinator, along with a tour of the work area. The interview assures a successful match for both you and the agency.

Your skills, interests, and goals will be matched with a task placement.

This includes review of the state and agency policies and guidelines, agency and program missions, and volunteer program policy.

Training will be provided for all volunteer tasks .

Read State Library Policies and Guidelines


Internship Program

The Internship Program is designed to give students real work experience performing a project or task that the State Library identifies as necessary to achieve the mission and goals of the agency. Students who are enrolled in Library school or a relevant college program are encouraged to inquire about our program by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Krueck, email: melissa.krueck@state.or.us, phone: 503-378-5014.