Volunteer

Opportunities for Adults

Find Your Place! Help to bring outstanding programming, education, and resources to the Greenwich community by volunteering.

These volunteer opportunities are organized by the Friends of Greenwich Library.

Logo for the Friends of Greenwich Library with the tagline "Find Your Place"

WHAT WILL I DO?

Build your Dewey Decimal skills! Come to the Library twice a month at a time that works for you to care for your own bookshelf. You’ll shelve books and make sure they are in order and have the chance to work with our amazing librarians.

HOW OFTEN IS THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Once a month at a time that works for you.

WHAT WILL I DO?

Help to check in registered families at performances for kids hosted by the Friends of Greenwich Library in the Berkley Theater.

HOW OFTEN IS THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Two hours in the Fall and Spring.

WHAT WILL I DO?

The Flinn Gallery is a non-profit, education-oriented exhibition space that presents art in all mediums in 6 curated exhibits per year. Volunteers attend committee meetings and staff the Gallery desk one morning or afternoon per exhibit. Volunteers also assist with opening receptions and with the installation or takedown of an exhibit once or twice per season.

For more information on upcoming exhibits, click here.

HOW OFTEN IS THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Approximately 6 hours per month. A membership fee is required.

HOW DO I APPLY TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE?

To apply to the Committee for membership, click here.

WHAT WILL I DO?

Join the Book Group and their excellent facilitator, Susan Boyer, once a month for a one-hour conversation about selected titles.

For upcoming books and dates, click here.

HOW OFTEN IS THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Once a month.

WHAT WILL I DO?

Are you a film buff? The Friday Film Advisory Board seeks members with deep knowledge and enthusiasm for film as we work to curate another successful season of weekly films and monthly conversations with industry insiders.

For more information, click here.

HOW OFTEN IS THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Once a quarter.

WHAT WILL I DO?

The OHP conducts and preserves interviews with people who have helped to make or witnessed the history of Greenwich since 1890. It has conducted over 1,000 interviews. The project needs volunteers to conduct oral history interviews, proofread and index interview transcripts, help with design and graphics, and publicize the collection. A two-session class in oral history interviewing is provided.

For more information, click here.

HOW OFTEN IS THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Four hours a month minimum.

WHAT WILL I DO?

The Outreach Committee with the Friends of Greenwich Library supports children in the Armstrong Court Headstart Program and seeks to connect those families with resources in the Library’s Children’s Room.

For more information, contact the Committee Chair here.

HOW OFTEN IS THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Two hours a month minimum.

WHAT WILL I DO?

The Performing Arts Committee produces 5+ performances per year in the Berkley Theater and seeks to bring world-class dance, music, theater, and comedy to Greenwich. Volunteers are needed at all levels.

HOW OFTEN IS THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Bi-weekly committee meetings and availability to assist with five performances per year.

Opportunities for Students

High school students in grades 9-12, earn community service hours volunteering at the Library! To participate, students must live in or attend schools in Greenwich. Positions are ongoing and year round.

WHO CAN APPLY?

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

WHEN CAN I START?

All volunteers must attend an orientation, held by appointment, before they begin volunteering. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of a two-hour shift. Available days and times are Monday through Friday 9 am – 9 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 5 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm.

WHAT WILL I DO?

As a part of this program, you will help patrons using public computers or who attend the Library’s Tech Help program. Help them to navigate and use their devices comfortably!

QUESTIONS?

Contact the Volunteer Program Manager at (203) 622-6549.

More volunteer opportunities for students at Greenwich Library are currently in development!

Check back soon for more details.