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.



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 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Greenwich Library. Adopt-a-Shelf is currently on hiatus.

For more information:
Call the Friends Office
(203) 622 7938

Adopt a shelf program at Greenwich Library

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

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.

Image of the inside of the Flinn Gallery

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.


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


All volunteers must attend an orientation before they begin volunteering. Orientations are held by appointment. 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.


Assist patrons using public computers. Assist at our Tech Help program in the Learning Lab at Greenwich Library.


Complete the Volunteer Application online or contact:
Volunteer Program Manager
(203) 625-6560