Volunteer Recruitment Philosophy and Process

GPL Volunteer Recruitment Philosophy and Process

Volunteers are recruited and selected based on their qualifications, availability and the Library’s current needs. Volunteers are required to fill out an interest form and may be interviewed by Library staff. If an individual is selected, they will be asked to fill out a full application. If a suitable volunteer placement is not available at the time of application, applications will be kept on file for one year. Applicants can reapply one year after their last submission. 

Each GPL work group will identify appropriate volunteer opportunities. Job descriptions for these can be found on the Library’s web site. The need for volunteers may vary, and the existence of a job description does not guarantee that volunteer work will be available currently. The interest form and interview process helps us match volunteers to these opportunities.