Volunteer

Volunteering at the Library

The McKinney Public Library System welcomes volunteers 15 years of age or older in the Volunteer program. New opportunities will be posted on this page when open. Volunteers may apply for open volunteer opportunities listed below by completing an online application linked at the end of the job opening.  For more information, please consult the Volunteer Handbook.

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. McKinney Volunteer Policy requires criminal background checks on volunteers aged 18 or older. If you have questions, contact Elfi Roberts at 972-547-7336.

Volunteer Position Openings
Number
Needed 
 Library
Days Dates Times Tasks
3 Hall  Fri. June 2 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Check in attendees for Summer Reading Program Kickoff outdoor events, help patrons set up online reading logs, other tasks. Apply
2 Hall
 Thu. June 8, 15, 22,  29, July 6, 13, 20,  27
3:30-5:30 p.m.
For various programs, help with reading logs, check in attendees, count attendance and other tasks. Indicate which dates you are available in the comments section of the application.  Apply
1 Hall
 Fri. June 2. 9,16,23,30,
July 7,14,21,28, Aug. 4,11, 18

10-11:30 a.m.
Help with Music & Movement program to check in attendees and other tasks. Please indicate which dates you are available in the comments section of the application. Apply
8 Hall
Thu. Aug. 10
12:30-5 p.m.
Help with miscellaneous indoor / outdoor events at the End of Summer Perot Museum Tech Truck & 3 Rivers Foundation Program. Apply
3 JJGL Fri. June 2  10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Check in attendees for Summer Reading Program Kickoff outdoor events, help patrons set up online reading logs, other tasks. Apply
2 JJGL
Thu. June 8, 15, 22,  29, July 6, 13, 20,  27  12:30-2:30 p.m.
For various programs, help with reading logs, check in attendees and other tasks.  Indicate which dates you are available in the comments section of the application.  Apply
1 JJGL
Thu. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13,  20, 27, Aug. 3, 10
10-11:30 a.m.
Help with Music & Movement program to check in attendees and other tasks. Please indicate which dates you are available in the comments section of the application. Apply
1 JJGL
Fri.  June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4  1:30-3 p.m
Coding Club –various tasks including helping attendees use computer code to fly drones and help patrons set up online reading logs. Indicate which dates you are available in the comments section of the application. Apply 
8 JJGL
Thu. Aug. 3  12:30-5 p.m.
Help with miscellaneous indoor / outdoor events at the End of Summer Perot Museum Tech Truck & 3 Rivers Foundation Program. Apply
 1  Hall Tue. Jun. 6-
Jul. 25 
7-8 p.m. Help with tutoring ESL conversation classes.  Potential tutors should be able to speak English as their first language. Apply


When filling out the volunteer form, please check which mandatory orientation you will attend:
  • JJGL – Monday, June 5 – 2-3 p.m.
  • JJGL – Monday, June 12 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Hall – Tuesday, June 6 – 2-3 p.m.
  • Hall – Tuesday, June 13 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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.

Teen Volunteer Program


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) Tutors

Teach small groups of limited-English-speaking adults how to read, speak and write English.

Genealogy Assistants


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


Children’s programs consist of Storytime and Music and Movement. Volunteers assist staff by checking in attendees using an online system.

One-Time Projects


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.