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Be A Volunteer At The State Library!
Volunteer Program Mission
Citizens who volunteer are valuable assets to the State Library of Oregon. The State Library Board 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.

Students are welcome to explore through internships, site visits and structured work experience.

Opportunities Available


Book Inspector: The Talking Book and Braille Library at the State Library of Oregon is in need of a book inspector. This volunteer would support the program and staff by ensuring that the audio book cartridge is in good condition for the next reader. The volunteer will inspect the audio book cartridge; remove address cards; match the mailing container to the audio book cartridge; and match the container to the cartridge.

Skills needed to perform the task are:

  • Ability to read numbers accurately
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Good dexterity
  • Ability to sit at a table and twist either to the right or left
Help us clean the Serial Set:
This volunteer opportunity involves assisting staff in vacuuming the serial set and the shelves that they are housed on. The volunteer will be exposed to dust and mold but will be provided personal protective equipment to wear. The volunteer will repeatedly climb up and down a ladder. After cleaning, the volunteer will help move the books and shift them to other areas. 
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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: Volunteer.Coordinator@state.or.us, or phone: 503-378-5014.

Forms:    Volunteer Service Application




Answerland Volunteers use these forms:

                    Answerland Volunteer Application


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

                                                             email: Volunteer.Coordinator@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 via email: Volunteer.Coordinator@state.or.us, or phone: 503-378-5014.