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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
Book Inspectors Wanted – Urgent!
Be a Book Inspector…just 1.5 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons. The Talking Book and Braille Library provides audio books for people who are Blind or print disabled in Oregon.
Our book inspectors perform an important step to get audio books ready for circulation. Daily, we process about 1,200 digital books, check them back into the library and then check 1,200 books out again. We need volunteers who like detail work and enjoy improving the speed to do the task while retaining accurate work.
We urgently need more volunteers! Requests are high for audio books and our available volunteers and staff need help to meet the demand.
There are 3 shifts to fill... Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at 1:30-3:00. If you are interested to learn more, contact Erich Peppler at 503-378-4498  erich.peppler@state.or.usCome join our team...that all may read!


For more information

Contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator:
Robin Speer, email: robin.d.speer@state.or.us, phone: 503-378-5014.

How To Become A Volunteer

Application Process:
Obtain the application documentation by downloading the forms listed below or by contacting the Volunteer Program Coordinator: Robin Speer, email: robin.d.speer@state.or.us, or phone: 503-378-5014.

Forms:    Volunteer Service App.docx




Answerland Volunteers use these forms:

A-Volunteer Service App.docx


Send signed documentation to:     Robin Speer, Volunteer Program Coordinator
                                                  Oregon State Library
                                                  250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
                                                  email: robin.d.speer@state.or.us

Call Robin Speer at 503-378-5014 to set up an appointment for an interview

Next Steps

An appointment will be arranged for you to meet with the Volunteeer Program 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 Program Coordinator, Robin Speer, email: robin.d.speer@state.or.us, phone: 503-378-5014.