Volunteering at the LibraryThe McKinney Public Library System welcomes volunteers 13 years of age or older in the Volunteer Program. Create an account and logon to find volunteer opportunities at the library as well as throughout the city.
- https://mckinney.voly.org/causes/libraries.html (Opportunities at the library)
- https://mckinney.voly.org/ (Opportunities throughout the city)
Selected applicants will be interviewed for the position for which they have applied. Due to limited availability, please note that we cannot guarantee volunteer hours. The McKinney Volunteer Policy requires criminal background checks on volunteers aged 18 or older. If you have questions, contact Elfi Roberts at 972-547-7336. For more information, please consult the Volunteer Handbook.
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Shelf Maintenance Program
Help to maintain in correct alphabetical or Dewey Decimal order. Shelves need to be checked and straightened each week during a scheduled shift.
Closing Time Shelf Maintenance ProgramHelp straighten up the Library before closing by straightening shelves and picking up stray materials.
Teen Advisory Board (Ages 13-15)
Under supervision of our Youth Services Staff, meet weekly to plan programs and participate in events and other duties as needed.
Teen Volunteer Program (Ages 15-18)
Assist our Youth Services Staff with special projects, shelving books and other duties as needed.
Tables and Chairs Set-Up
Help set up and take down tables and chairs for events, such as ESL programs.
ESL (English as a Second Language) TutorsTeach small groups of limited-English-speaking adults how to read, speak and write English.
Assist with indexing newspapers from microfilm. Must be able to read from microfilm and write clearly. This position is only at the Roy and Helen Hall Library.
Children’s programs consist of Storytime and Music and Movement. Volunteers assist staff by checking in attendees using an online system.
Occasional volunteers are needed for one-time events or projects.
Court-Ordered Community Service Opportunities
The McKinney Public Library regrets that it cannot accept court-ordered community service volunteers. See the list of local agencies that accept this requirement. Each agency has its own criteria on who it will accept as court-ordered volunteers.