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Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an invaluable presence at the State Library. We rely on our fantastic volunteers donating their time and efforts to help us fulfill our mission and vision and welcome any dedicated individuals who are looking to donate their time and talents. Whether you are looking to fill some free time, to gain new skills or just looking to give back, the State Library is a great place to achieve your volunteering goals. 

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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!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Other ways to volunteer:
For college students looking to get work experience in their field of study.

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