Volunteering at the Library

The 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.

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 all volunteers. If you have questions, contact
Elfi Roberts at 972-547-7336For 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 Program

Help 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) 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.

Volunteers Under Age 15

Agencies for Volunteers Under Age 15