Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the New Ulm Public Library! Volunteers are given activities based on their skills, availability, and interests. Training will be provided. We offer a flexible schedule and the opportunity to meet new people, share your talents, and serve the community.

Ongoing Volunteer Activities

  • Adopt-a-Shelf: Pick a favorite section in the library and keep it neat and in proper order on a regular basis. This is an excellent group volunteer opportunity.*
  • Assist with setup and maintenance of displays.
  • Assist with setup of library programs and activities.
  • Assist with weeding materials.*
  • Basic office tasks (photocopying, filling printer trays).
  • Clean books/CDs/DVDs.
  • Create booklists, series lists, and other readers’ advisory information.
  • Light cleaning (dusting shelves).
  • Light maintenance (picking up outside).
  • Put “to be shelved” carts in order.*
  • Read shelves.*
  • Straighten books and shelves.

* Requires special training.

Requirements for Volunteers

  • Age 16 and up.
  • Reliable, flexible, and responsible.
  • Willing to perform assigned duties.
  • Willing to abide by library policies and procedures.

The City of New Ulm will complete a background check on all volunteers who complete the application and interview processes.

**Volunteers will be utilized only when supervisory staff and work are available.**

How to Apply

Please complete an application form and return it to the library. You will be contacted for an interview.