The Irving Public Library welcomes the opportunity to work with community volunteers and students in a variety of ways at the multiple library locations. Volunteers help the library provide an enhanced level of service to citizens and visitors, while in turn providing much appreciated assistance to the library staff. At this time, the Library does not accept Court-Mandated Community Services assignments.
Volunteers must attend an orientation prior to working at any library. If you have filled out an application make plans to attend one of the following orientations.
Orientation Locations, Dates, and Times
Orientations are offered at the same time each month at each of these locations:
Central – Second Saturday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Central – Third Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
West – Fourth Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Valley Ranch – Fourth Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m.
Committed community volunteers with a love of the Library.
Preparing craft supplies and materials
Repair and maintenance of library materials
Assist library staff with programs/classes
Assist the public with basic computer usage
Sorting and re-shelving library materials
Various tasks throughout the library system
Minimum age 14
Resident of Irving
Willingness to assist others
Service Learning Volunteers
Students in pursuit of volunteer hours to fulfill a class, organization, college or church program requirement.
Minimum age 14
School attendance at one of the following:
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
North Hills School
North Lake College
Service Learning volunteer opportunities are similar to those for Docent volunteers as listed above; may include membership in the Young Adult Action Council (YAAC) and some seasonal assignments. Volunteer opportunities may be limited at various times of the year. Preference will be given for work assignments to students showing a commitment to the Library and a responsibility toward work schedules and deadlines.
Volunteer Opportunities Brochure
Assist with special events
Helping prepare mass mailings
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Irving Public Library is a non-profit organization formed in support of the library. Most Friends volunteers are also members of the organization.
Friends volunteer opportunities:
Assist with sorting, labeling and maintaining books and materials at the Friends location
Assist with book sales and events as scheduled
For more information or to become a Friends member, visit their website.