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Current opportunities include:

Garden-Related If you’re interested in the Garden-related positions, contact our Operations Manager, Kristen Clark: kclark@cityofmillvalley.org

1. SeedSmart Seed Inventory Aide: As part of our seed lending library program, a volunteer is needed to monitor and re-stock the seed supply. This is a weekly task, dependent on the availability of supply.

Desired skills/qualifications: Must pay excellent attention to detail and possess an enjoyment of organization and order.

2. SeedSmart Program Coordinator: As the seed lending library program continues to grow, the Library is in search of a program director to plan and schedule events, such as seed repackaging sessions. This position averages 3-5 volunteer hours per week.

Desired skills/qualifications: We’re looking for a minimum 3-month commitment. Must have project management skills, time management skills, creative thinking, and an enjoyment in working with others. A passion for gardening is a plus.

3. Gardening Reference Information Specialist and Designer: If you’re interested in becoming more familiar with the specific planting, feeding, and harvesting of a variety of plants and vegetables, this is an excellent position for you! As part of our seed lending library, a volunteer is needed to create reference cards for each seed variety with information about growing and harvesting specific seeds.

Desired qualifications/skills: Must have gardening knowledge and/or excellent research skills. Ideally, we’d love to find someone with Adobe InDesign software experience.

4. Garden Shed Construction Aide: We’re seeking a handy person with experience in building a small shed; many of the materials (i.e., redwood) will be provided; now all we need is a community member to lend a hand!

Desired qualifications/skills: Must be good with your hands, experienced in using building tools, pay attention to detail, and have previous shed-building experience.

History Room: If you’re interested in the History Room positions, contact History Room Librarian Cate Mayfield: cmayfield@cityofmillvalley.org

1. Photo Verification Volunteer: We’re seeking a detail-oriented, computer-savvy volunteer to help us work though our historical photo collection. Specific training will be provided.

Desired skills/qualifications: Must be adept at using Microsoft Excel and must be comfortable moving between computer files including Word documents and digitized photo files. Must play close attention to detail and have the ability to perform repetitive, detail-oriented tasks.

2. History Room Docent: HR docents assist patrons in finding books, photos, maps, and other items in the History Room related to Mill Valley and the local area. Examples of duties may include digitizing archival materials to make them available electronically, filing and other clerical work as needed or other projects. This is a great opportunity to become more familiar with our local history. General docent training will be provided, as well as any specific training necessary for special projects.

Desired skills/qualifications: A friendly, welcoming personality and an enjoyment of working with other people are musts. Attention to detail and organizational skills are also important. We’re seeking volunteers who are comfortable using computers and are open to learning new skills.

3. TimeWalk Volunteer: The History Room is partnering with a local resident and entrepreneur who is creating a 3D virtual rendering of downtown Mill Valley through the ages. We are providing research assistance into what various Mill Valley buildings looked like and were used for in 1915 and other years so that the TimeWalk developers can build historically accurate digital models. TimeWalk volunteers will take research ownership of one building/address at a time and will delve into the History Room collection—searching through our photographs, pamphlet files, books, historic newspapers, oral histories and more.

Be part of a fun, unique project that is envisioned to spread to other towns and cities!

Desired skills/qualifications: Must have excellent organizational skills, an enjoyment of research, and a mind for historical “treasure hunting.”

4. Newspaper Clipping Volunteer: We need help photocopying, assigning subject headings, and filing clippings from our local newspapers. Volunteers who assign subject headings will skim over a newspaper clipping and then select a topic from an established list which best describes the topic of the article. Other volunteers may photocopy clippings and file them. Training will be provided and hours are flexible.

Desired skills/qualifications: An affinity for detail and order are desirable for the clipping photocopying and filing. If you enjoy news and can quickly get to the “heart” of a topic, then identify that topic, you’d be ideal for assigning subject headings.



The Friends of the Library can always use help with the preparation for and participation in the monthly book sales. Responsibilities may include sorting and pricing books for sale, picking up donations, checking out or restocking at the sales. No special expertise is required, but a love of books is a big plus. Joining the Friends provides opportunities to meet new people and help your community. To find out more about joining the Friends, call 415-389-4292 x4732.


We do not have the resources to accomodate court appointed community service volunteers. 

Last updated: 7/20/2015 3:44:31 PM