Benefits of Volunteering at the State Library:
Volunteering is a great way to give back and if that is what you are trying to achieve the State Library can help! State Library volunteers make a huge and immediate impact on our staff and customers. For instance, they assist staff daily with audio book inspection in the Talking Book & Braille Library division, helping inspect thousands of books each week. This process ensures the books are ready to go out to print disabled Oregonians, some of which have no other resource for entertainment and rely on the prompt delivery of new books.
Another benefit is to gain skills that can help when pursuing your career. We have library professionals and library school students who provide reference services with the State Library’s Answerland Program and assist individuals with their questions. Opportunities like these offer volunteers valuable work experience that can assist them with current and future employment.
There are too many benefits to list and the benefit of volunteering may differ from person to person. We are happy to work with you to help you achieve your goals when volunteering!