Volunteer

There are a number of volunteer opportunities available at Greenwich Library. Volunteers from The Friends of Greenwich Library spend countless hours each month working in outreach, assisting Library staff, and fundraising.

Adopt-A-Shelf

 

Please join us once a month for about an hour to check a Library shelf. You can pick your favorite area of interest and come in at your convenience. Training is the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Greenwich Library.

For more information:
Call Karen Koetter, Chairman
(203) 769 5384

Friends of Byram Shubert Library Book Sale

Lending Art

 

Lending Art is an extensive collection of various artworks acquired over the years by the Friends of the Library. It is available to all patrons and can even be checked out on a long-term basis. Help is needed in cleaning and maintaining the artwork and the catalogs. Lending Art is sponsored by The Friends of Greenwich Library.

To volunteer:
Call the Friends office (203) 622 7938

Lending Art

Oral History Project

 

Founded in 1973 and staffed by volunteers, this award-winning Project interviews persons who have helped to make or witnessed the history of Greenwich. The Project needs volunteers as interviewers, indexers, and publicists. Training is provided; computer literacy is essential. The Oral History Project is sponsored by The Friends of Greenwich Library.

For more information:
Visit the Oral History Project website

Greenwich library oral history project

Flinn Gallery

 

The Flinn Gallery is a non-profit, education oriented exhibition space with a focus on contemporary artists working in a wide range of media. Over 11,000 people each year, from September through June, view its exhibitions. Each exhibit is publicized to over 5,000 area residents and includes an opening reception. Artwork is for sale. The Gallery takes a modest commission on all works sold from each exhibit. These funds help to support the programs of the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

For more information:
visit the Flinn Gallery website.

Flinn Gallery housed in Greenwich Library

Student Volunteer Programs

 

High school students grades 9 – 12 who live in or attend schools in Greenwich are eligible to earn community service hours volunteering at the Library.

Positions are ongoing and year round.

Volunteer

WHO MAY APPLY?

High school students in grades 9 – 12 who live in or attend schools in Greenwich, Connecticut.

WHEN?

All volunteers must attend an orientation before they begin volunteering. Orientations are held every Saturday at 1pm and meet at the Welcome Desk. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of a two hour shift. Available days and times are Monday through Friday 9am – 9pm, Saturdays 9am – 5pm, and Sundays 1pm – 5pm.

WHAT?

Assist patrons using public computers. Assist the Technology Training Center at Greenwich Library with Drop-In Lab.

CONTACT US:

Complete the Volunteer Application online or contact:
Volunteer Program Manager
(203) 625-6533

Teen Student Leaders will meet twice in April. Students in grades 8-12 gather at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. We provide the snacks, you bring your ideas!