Volunteer at the Library

The Athens County Public Libraries in Nelsonville, Athens, The Plains, Chauncey, Glouster, Coolville, and Albany welcome volunteers from the community.  Volunteers keep the library system going and enrich the Athens County community!

Opportunities are available to shelve books, organize shelves, do light landscaping and maintenance, serve summer lunches, and tackle other occasional tasks.

Each of the seven libraries in the county schedules its own team of volunteers.  Please complete a volunteer application and bring it to the branch you are most interested in serving.  A librarian will contact you.  Or, for general information about the program, contact Renard Phillips, Volunteer Coordinator.

Court-ordered community service is co-ordinated by Eric Wilson at the Nelsonville Public Library only.  Please call 740-753-2118 for information regarding available shifts.

Community or student groups wishing to organize one-time or short-term service projects should contact Renard Phillips at the Athens Public Library.  Please make your request at least four weeks in advance.  Individual students seeking longer community service projects can start with a volunteer application at a specific branch.

Volunteer applicants under the age of 18 must have signed permission from their parent or guardian.  Not all libraries are able to employ youth volunteers.  Please inquire at your local library.

Agencies wishing to place clients at the library for job training or other purposes, must contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Renard Phillips.

In Athens only, one can also volunteer through The Friends of the Athens Public Library or Project Plant.  Please contact them directly or contact Renard Phillips for more information.