Benbrook Library depends on volunteers to extend our ability to deliver services to patrons and to strengthen our relationships within the community.
Want to volunteer with us? Fill out the volunteer application!
We currently require all volunteers to have a profile/application filled out on the Better Impact website. This is so that we can make sure to have accurate reporting for our volunteer hours.
FAQs about Volunteering
We accept volunteers 12 yrs of age and older.
Any volunteer under the age of 18 yrs must have a signed permission form on file before their first volunteer shift. (See below link for permission form)
We require a background check to be ran on all volunteers aged 18 yrs and up. This allows us to add an extra measure of safety and peace of mind for our patrons, staff, and other volunteers. The process is confidential and at no cost to the volunteer(s).
Information required for the background check:
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
- Phone Number
- First/Last Name
Dress appropriately for the environment/task(s):
No controversial or inappropriate words/graphics on clothing
No undergarments showing
Wear appropriate & comfortable shoes
We just ask that you keep in mind that we are a family and community centered environment, and that some volunteer work may be more physical than others!
We do our best to accomodate people of varying skill and comfort levels, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!
We do try to accommodate any parents that wish to hang out at the library while their child volunteers, but since we are limited on space we just ask for understanding from the parents if they need to relocate in order to accommodate patrons.
However, if parents would like to get in their own volunteer time alongside their child, we can do that too! Parents would just need to follow the volunteer application process themselves and complete a background check before volunteering.