Volunteering at the Library

There are currently two types of teen volunteers at Bastrop Public Library, and we have openings for both kinds!


Weekly volunteers are assigned a day and a chunk of time (usually two hours) to come in and shelve books, prepare program materials, clean storytime toys, create booklists, and more. Weekly volunteers must be dependable, responsible, and good communicators. If you are unable to make your shift, you MUST communicate with Bethany, the Teen Volunteer Coordinator. If you do not show twice, you will be asked to step down from your volunteer position so that someone else may volunteer on that day.


Special events volunteers are contacted as needed to help with library programs, events, and other “all hands on deck” activities. Bethany will send out a message via Remind asking who is available and willing to help, and they will communicate back to express interest.


BOTH types of volunteers are required to fill out the Teen Volunteer Application form and get one non-family,    non-friend reference.




Please understand that when you submit this application, you are making a commitment to us. The Bastrop Public Library loves all of our volunteers, and we couldn’t function without them.


  • In signing this application as a weekly volunteer, you are committing to volunteer at least 10 hours at the library!
  • If you are a special events volunteer, we will determine your hours on a case-by-case basis.
  • Volunteers are expected to be dependable, responsible, and regular in attendance.
  • Volunteers must abide by the library’s dress code policy and code of conduct as outlined in the Teen Volunteer Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • A complete knowledge of alphabetical filing is required.
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system is preferred, but training is available.
  • In the event of an anticipated absence, please call/email/text me at least 24 hours in advance!
  • If you miss two of your scheduled times, without notification, you will be removed as a weekly volunteer.
  • The Bastrop Public Library thanks you for considering us for volunteering your time.

    Weekly teen volunteer tasks:


  • Shelving materials (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.)
  • Reorganizing and tidying up shelves
  • Shelf-reading (making sure all of the books are in the correct order on the shelves)
  • Setting up for programs and cleaning up afterwards
  • Providing assistance during library events
  • Other tasks as assigned

    If you apply as a weekly volunteer, during orientation, you will:


  • Be provided our library’s Teen Volunteer Policy and Procedures Manual to review
  • Be given a tour of the library
  • Be required to take a brief shelving test to show us your proficiency
  • Set up your volunteer schedule with us

    In order to be a weekly volunteer, you must attend one of our mandatory orientations!


    We will work around your schedule and my schedule to determine a time in the near future for your orientation.


    If you need special consideration, contact Bethany Dietrich, Teen Librarian and Teen Volunteer Coordinator at bdietrich@bastroplibrary.org or (512) 332-8880.


    Please return the completed application in person or via email to bdietrich@bastroplibrary.org.







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