Employment, Volunteering & Internships

Employment at the Library

There are currently no open positions. Thank you for your interest.

Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers are always welcomed at our library.  It’s a great way to become involved in the community.  Please fill out the volunteer application and bring it to the library next time you visit.  The staff will have a few questions to find the right placement for you and training will be arranged.  Please note: if you are a teen and you wish to volunteer, you must fill out a separate form. Go to the Teen Volunteer page for more information. Email Teen Librarian Stephanie for any questions at schadwick@mtpl.org.

Volunteer Luncheon 2012 Volunteer Application

Volunteer Contract

Teen Volunteer Application and Policy

What Do Volunteers Do?

Volunteers perform a variety of duties, but the most important, recurring ones are the physical processing of new materials to be shelf-ready, re-shelving returned materials and shelf maintenance.  These are vital jobs for the library.  Volunteers keep the system going!

Volunteers are also used to assist library staff in programs and sometimes special and seasonal projects come up. Special skills or interests are of keen interest to us- we will find a match of your talent and interest to benefit the library.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Volunteer?

You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer at the library. The library will work with each volunteer  to make the assignment meet the age, ability, and interest of the library. Because so many students contact the library for short term community service projects at times we have to resort to waiting lists.  For minors, a parent or guardian’s signature is required.  Any volunteers who wish to apply to the teen volunteering program must fill out a Teen Volunteer Application and Policy and hand it in, complete, to Stephanie at the Youth Services Desk. Any incomplete application will not be considered.

 Do I Need a Regular Schedule?

Most volunteers have a set schedule, but it’s not required.  We do appreciate it if you notify us of changes to your schedule, as it really helps library staff to know when someone can be expected, but there’s just about always something to do, so even if you’ve just got 30 minutes to come in, please do!

Do I Need Special Skills To Volunteer?

Just a positive attitude and a willingness to help!  For most volunteer jobs, you’ll use the alphabet and numbers.  Shelving does require the strength to push a book cart, and the ability to reach up and bend down.  Training is provided to familiarize you any job you’re asked to complete.

Can I Complete Court-Ordered Community Service at the Library?

Yes, arrangements can be made to help you fulfill your court-ordered service.  These requests are handled specifically at the Main Library, 732 671-3700 x311 [Administration Office]. 

How Do I Get Started?

Fill out an application!

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