Volunteer with the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation

Volunteers are important partners in the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation's mission to enrich the community by building support and raising money to enhance the library's programs and services. 

With volunteer opportunities in the book business, or at events, volunteers are welcome and encouraged! Whether you are looking to help out at a single event or you are seeking a more long-term commitment, we would be thrilled to have you join the Friends Foundation family.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Large Multi-Day Used Book Sale

- The Friends Foundation is hosting its largest Multi-Day Used Book Sale of the year June 7-9. Volunteers are needed before, during, or after the sale each day.

Volunteers pose outside at the Historic Elitch Theater for a photo during the Multi-Day Used Book Sale.
Book sorting volunteers smile for the camera while wearing red aprons surrounded by boxes of books!

Ongoing - Book Sorting

- Help out with the Friends Foundation Used Book program! Volunteers sort used books at the Central Library for 2-3 hour shifts. Learn more by contacting Andrea Hamilton at ahamilton@denverlibrary.org


- The Phone-a-Story Program is a 24/7 free service coordinated by the Denver Public Library (DPL) in which staff and community volunteers record stories and songs in Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Amharic and English so children all over the country can call and enjoy them. Learn more.

Read Aloud at Denver Public Library

- The Denver Public Library's Read Aloud Program pairs dedicated volunteers with preschool classrooms in Denver, focusing on children from lower-income families in Head Start and Early Childhood Education programs. Volunteers commit to reading engaging stories with the children once a week for 25-30 minutes at school settings. Learn more.


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