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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Active and dedicated volunteers enhance the Library‚Äôs service to its patrons. Our volunteers perform a variety of important tasks, like helping Library users find materials, providing reading suggestions, repairing books, demonstrating use of the Library catalog, staffing the History Room, organizing book sales, shelving materials, or performing clerical tasks. 

We are currently revamping our volunteer page. In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering please come into the Library and fill out a volunteer application form. 

Current opportunities include:

Volunteer: Young Adult Assistant

1. Must be a current high school student 2. Detail oriented 3. Good with math/numbers 4. Organized, responsible, and prompt 5. Willing to put up flyers around Mill Valley (within walking distance) 6. Able to think creatively and have an interest in developing library programs and services for young adults

Time commitment:
1-2 hours per week on any weekday afternoon (3-6pm)

To apply:
Interested applicants should fill out the volunteer form and turn it in to the Reference Desk.

Local History Room Digitization Interns and Volunteers

Work on a cutting-edge digitization project as we scan, catalog and prepare our collections of vintage photographs, maps, oral histories and historic documents for Internet access using our Past Perfect state-of-the-art archiving software that is deployed by thousands of libraries, museums and archives worldwide. Interns will gain actual experience building a live archival and current events database and web site. The Lucretia Little History Room at the Mill Valley Public Library seeks practicing or unemployed librarians/information professionals for mid-career internships that will provide the valuable on-the-job experience required for anyone interested in expanding their career opportunities. Other volunteers with an interest in digitization, archive management, or local history are also welcome!

The History Room seeks interns and volunteers to help create this unique online database and assist the History Room Librarian in managing all aspects of a small, special library/archive within a larger public library setting. These internships offer valuable working library/archive experience. Contact Local History Librarian David Grossman: or (415) 389-4292 x4725

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.

Volunteers in the Local History Room assist patrons in finding books, photos, maps and other items related to the history of Mill Valley and Marin. They are also asked to help with filing and other clerical work, as needed. Docents, as volunteers here are referred to, generally work two or three two-hour shifts per month. This is a great opportunity to become more familiar with our local history. If you are interested in joining us please call 415-389-4292 x4725. 

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

Last updated: 9/5/2012 10:03:16 AM