Volunteer: frequently asked questions

When can I volunteer safely at my neighborhood library?

We are uncertain when volunteers can safely return to neighborhood libraries. Unfortunately, we do not expect to have in-person roles until late 2020 at the earliest. When we can, we will invite existing volunteers to fill positions first. 

In person volunteer opportunities with youth and adult outreach programs are also suspended indefinitely. Health and safety is our top priority and will continue to inform our planning.

Where can I volunteer during the pandemic?

We are developing a limited number of virtual volunteer opportunities for volunteers with special skills, like technology and human resources. These will be open to new and current volunteers. We will post them on our the volunteers page on the library website once they are available. 

We encourage you to check out Hands On Greater Portland and VolunteerMatch for other volunteer opportunities in the area as well as online and at-home opportunities.

How can I stay informed about volunteering with the library?

Please complete this form if you would like to be notified when we begin accepting new volunteers in our library locations

Other Questions?

Contact us at libvols@multcolib.org or 503.988.5731.