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Volunteering

Thank you!

Volunteers serve an important role in the Orem Public Library’s mission to “inspire lifelong learning, create enriching opportunities, and strengthen our communities.”

Application Process

  1. Look through the available volunteer positions, and follow the link included to apply to any positions that interest you.
  2. Fill out and submit the application form.
  3. A library staff member will reach out when your application is approved, and send you the City of Orem’s Volunteer Application, and a Criminal Background Investigation and Waiver form. Background checks are required for all prospective volunteers aged 18 years and older.
  4. When your applications have been approved by City of Orem Human Resources, a staff member will reach out to you with information about orientation, training, and getting started.

Please contact Nathan Robison at nrobison@orem.gov with any questions.

Open Volunteer Positions

Please contact Nathan Robison at nrobison@orem.gov or 801 229-7389 with any questions.

Art Gallery Docent

Responsibilities: Docents will cover the Orem Library Hall Gallery information booth, give tours of Library Hall, assist with hanging and taking down art exhibitions, and making title cards and other gallery information. Must have a love of art and museums, and a willingness to share that love with community members.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, docents will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing. 

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 5-10 hours per month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Audio/Visual Assistant

Responsibilities: A/V Assistants will help library A/V technicians run audio and video for library and City of Orem events in the Orem Library Hall, as well as other city facilities such as the Stage at City Center Park. Events include library programs, City of Orem events, meetings, and trainings, Orem’s summer concert series, as well as rental use of Orem Library Hall. Some knowledge of basic A/V practices preferred, as well as an interest in event production, and a willingness to learn.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, A/V Assistants will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 5-10 hours per month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Blogger

Responsibilities: Do you love to read? Watch movies? Attend library programs and events? The Orem Public Library is looking for volunteers to create content for Just Browsing, the library’s blog. The purpose of the blog is to connect community members with Orem Library materials and resources. Content includes book lists, movie lists, and music lists, features on upcoming library programs and events, as well as book reviews and recommendations.  

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, bloggers will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 5-10 hours per month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Chess Master

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for volunteers to host its monthly chess club. Chess masters will set up before meetups, set up and put away boards and pieces, as well as help any attendees learn how to play or improve their game. Basic knowledge of chess required. 

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, chess masters will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 4 hours a month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Collection Maintenance Technician

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for volunteers to help mend books, remove weeded items, as well as helping to maintain the library’s used book sale.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, collection maintenance technicians will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 4 hours a month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Event Host Assistant

Responsibilities: Event Host Assistants will work with library staff to set up, host, and take down events. Host Assistants will greet attendees, assist performers, act as ushers, handout programs, and help with other duties as assigned to produce library and City of Orem

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, Event Host Assistants will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 5-10 hours per month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Game Master/ DM

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for volunteers to host its monthly game meetups and clubs. Game masters/DMs will set up before meetups, set up and put away boards and pieces, as well as help any attendees learn how to play or improve their game. General knowledge of RPGs and other games is preferred.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, game masters/DMs will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 5 hours per month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Makerspace Assistant

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for makers, artists, crafters, and other creatives to assist patrons in the library’s Makerspace. The Makerspace gives public access to creative tools such as 3D printers, video, photography, and audio recording equipment, creative software, sewing machines, and much more. General skills in one or more of these areas is required, as well as a willingness to learn and share with library patrons.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, Makerspace assistants will have access to Makerspace tools and resources, as well as exclusive access to VIP performances and events, and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Apply for this position here

Orem PERC

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for volunteers to assist in the Parent Education Resource Center. PERC is a special library collection of games, puzzles, toys, and other educational resources for children and families. PERC volunteers will be responsible for assisting library patrons, checking materials in and out, and assisting with PERC programs and events.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, PERC volunteers will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, as well as Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 22 hours per academic year.

Apply for this position here

Orem Teen Library Council

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for teens to assist with planning and preparing teen programs. Council members will be responsible for decorating and maintaining the Teen Zone, writing recommendations about library items for teen patrons, and assisting with other library programs and events.

Perks: Teen Library Council members will be involved behind-the-scenes on library events and programs, as well as gain leadership and service experience that look great on future college and job applications. Council members will receive letters of recommendation from the OTLC Advisor and other librarians for college and job applications. All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, council members will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, as well as Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 22 hours per academic year.

Apply for this position here

Projectionist

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for film buffs to host public film screenings in the library. Duties will include starting and stopping films in the library’s Media Auditorium and Ashton Auditorium, troubleshooting minor A/V issues, and assisting library patrons before, during, and after film screenings. May also give film reviews on the library’s blog, Just Browsing. Basic knowledge of DVD and Bluray players, video projectors, and audio systems preferred.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, projectionists will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, as well as private film screenings for family and friends, and receive Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 5-10 hours per month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Reviewer

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for avid readers to assist with book reviews, assist with library displays, and participate on award committees such as the Utah Beehive Award. Reviewers may also provide reviews and booklists on the library’s blog, Just Browsing.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, reviewers will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, as well as Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 5-10 hours per month as needed.

Apply for this position here

Shelf Reader

There are no Shelf Reading positions available at this time. Please check back later.

Stage Crew

Responsibilities: The Orem Public Library is looking for crew members to help produce library, City of Orem, and community events in the Orem Library Hall. Events include concerts, theater, author readings, City of Orem events, meetings, and performances. Some knowledge of basic stage and theater practices preferred, as well as an interest in event production, and a willingness to learn.

Perks: All library volunteers receive free film checkouts from the Orem Public Library’s extensive film collection. Fees on late items are also waived for library volunteers. In addition, crew members will have exclusive access to VIP performances and events, as well as Orem Public Library and City of Orem swag and clothing.

Schedule: Flexible schedule. Commitment of 5-10 hours per month as needed.

Apply for this position here

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