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Would you like to work at the Provo City Library? 

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Would you like to volunteer at the Provo City Library?

View Volunteer Opportunities


Check the City of Provo Employment Opportunities page for open positions with all Provo City departments, including the Library.

Apply online

Provo City Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Recruitment is open to all persons who meet minimum requirements regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, age, or disability. Provo City will make reasonable accommodation for disabilities when they will not impose undue hardship.

Provo City Human Resources Department


 445 West Center Street
 Suite 420
 Provo, UT 84601




 Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 Closed on Fridays


The Library thrives on the hundreds of volunteer hours worked on its behalf each month.  Library volunteers support Children's programming, assist the Library with special projects in our Technical Services and Community Relations departments, and more.  Each volunteer is a valued and integral member of the Library's staff.

To volunteer at the Provo City Library, please complete our Volunteer Application below. Printed Volunteer Applications can be picked up from the 1st Floor Reference Desk in the Library's Rogers Wing.  Printed applications may be returned in one of the following ways:

  • Returned to the 1st Floor Reference Desk
  • Mailed to the Provo City Library, attention Volunteer Coordinator
  • Faxed to 801-852-6688, attention Volunteer Coordinator

Please note that one must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer at the Library. All volunteers under the age of 18 must complete and turn in a Parental/Guardian Consent Form with their application.

As the Library receives a high volume of Volunteer Applications weekly, please allow between 2-3 weeks for application processing.  All applications are sent to Provo City's Human Resources Department for a mandatory background check. All volunteers are subject to departmental approval; after your application is approved, you will be contacted by a member of our staff to get started. 


  • Smile and be courteous and helpful to all children and adult patrons.
  • Be prompt for volunteer assignments. We expect volunteers to sign in and out to help us track your time.
  • Contact your volunteer supervisor if you will be unable to come for your assignment.
  • Wear a volunteer badge at all times.
  • Adhere to dress code standards: no dirty, torn, or baggy jeans, tank tops, short shorts, or open-toed shoes.
  • Refer patrons to a staff member with questions you cannot answer.
  • Volunteers are responsible to keep track of their volunteer hours by signing in and out each volunteer session. 

The Library does not accept Volunteer Applications for
court-appointed community service hours.


Click on a department to learn more about current volunteer positions. Please note: Most volunteer opportunities last 1-3 hours per week.

Children's Department
Cuentos (Spanish Story Time) Volunteer
Dates: Weekly on Monday Evening Starting September 18th

Times: 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Commitment: Every Monday for 1 hour

Responsibilities: Help Spanish Storyteller set up, hand out items during story time and clean up.

Notes: Speaking Spanish is helpful but not essential.

Preschool Story Time Volunteer
Dates: Weekly on Tuesday or Wednesday, starting September 5th

Times: 9:50 to 11:45 a.m.

Commitment: Weekly for 2 hours

Responsibilities: Attend story time and help storytellers with classroom management.
Tween Thursdays Volunteer
Dates: Weekly on Thursdays starting September 7th

Time: 4:00 - 5:15 pm

Commitment: Every Thursday for 1.25 hours

Responsibilities: Help librarians set up craft supplies, help children do crafts and activities, help librarians clean up at the end of the event.
Adult/Teen Department
Teen Volunteer Board Volunteer
Date: 1st Thursdays
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Description: We need one volunteer who would be interested in assisting with the Library's monthly Teen Volunteer Board. This person would assist the librarian running the program as needed, particularly with some small record keeping tasks. A multi-month commitment is preferred.
Magic: The Gathering Volunteer
Date: 1st Saturdays
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: We need one volunteer who would be interested in assisting with the Library's monthly Magic Morning program, where patrons come play MAGIC: THE GATHERING. The ideal volunteer has at least a basic understanding of MAGIC: THE GATHERING, and can help players group up during the program. The volunteer is welcome to bring their own cards and, after ensuring that all interested players are able to participate, may also play with attendees if desired. A multi-month commitment is preferred.
Teen Takeover: Character Quest
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Responsibilities: Volunteers needed to help set up and facilitate activities for this after-hours teen program. The program is cosplay themed and will include a variety of games, competitions, crafts, and other activities based on a variety of fandoms. Dressing up encouraged, but not required.
Book Swap Volunteer
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Volunteers needed to help stock the book swap with books throughout the evening. Volunteers will use carts to move book boxes and re-stock book tables with new choices. Some lifting of books and boxes will be required. Other duties may include checking books to be swapped and handing out tickets.
Community Relations Department
No volunteer needs at this time.

Circulation Department
No volunteer needs at this time.


Want to know about the most current volunteer positions available? Please email our volunteer coordinator at

Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Provo City Library! After you complete this form, it will be sent to the Provo City Human Resources Department for a required background check. This process can take a few weeks to complete.

New volunteer positions are posted on our website as they become available; if you are approved as a volunteer, we will add you to our volunteer database and email you when new opportunities are available.


  • Volunteering at the Provo Library CANNOT be used for court-appointed community service hours.
  • You must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer at the Library; those under 18 require signed permission from a parent/guardian.
  • Most volunteer opportunites last 1-3 hours per week.
View current needs to see which positions are available.
Please provide a personal reference; this person should not be related to you.
Parental/Guardian Consent Form

We appreciate your interest in working as a volunteer at the Provo City Library! This is a great opportunity to serve the community while gaining valuable work experience. This form is for ALL volunteers under the age of 18. 

Parental/Guardian Consent

I hereby allow and grant permission for my child to work at the Provo City Library as a volunteer. My child will receive appropriate training and supervision. I have read and understand the expectations of volunteers. I have discussed this application with my son/daughter.

I understand that volunteers work one- to two-hour shifts and must leave the premises of the library immediately following their shift. I understand that volunteers are expected to maintain appropriate conduct, and inappropriate behavior may result in termination of the volunteer contract. In relation to the volunteer work, I, the undersigned do release, discharge and covenant to hold harmless the City of Provo for any claims, demands, damages, or costs in any way growing out of all known or unknown injuries and damages which I have as the parent/guardian of the minor, and also all claims which the minor may have.

I have carefully read the above release. I understand its contents, and sign it as my own free act.