Volunteer

As a nonprofit organization that believes in enriching the lives of its community members, the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library is always on the lookout for the best and brightest volunteers.  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at the Library branches and for special events.

Please note that a Chesterfield County Friends of the Library membership and a
Chesterfield County Public Library card in good standing are required to become a volunteer.

Board Member Positions
We are Recruiting Board Members!

The Friends are looking for enthusiastic, library-loving volunteers for two vacant positions on the Friends’ Board of Directors:

  • The Vice President of Fundraising/Book Sales helps coordinate fundraisers and identifies new opportunities to generate income for the Friends. The VP of Fundraising also helps coordinate online and in-person book sales, including the Really Big Book Sale.
  • The Recording Secretary accurately records the minutes of all board meetings (once a month, typically on the second Monday) and additional meetings as needed. The recording secretary also maintains archives of previous minutes and other important documents.

These are important positions with voting responsibility. Friends membership is a requirement of all board positions. Board members serve two-year terms and should be able to commit approximately 3-5 hours a week to their role.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email President@ChesterfieldFriends.org. Tell us which position(s) you are interested in, why you are interested, and a bit about your experience in these areas. The next step will be to participate in a brief interview.

Come join this great group of volunteers!

Friends Volunteer Positions
LaPrade Special Cookbook and Others Sale
August 2-3, 2024
LaPrade Library

9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23236

  • Set up: Thursday, August 1, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Keep books tidy during the sale: Friday, August 2, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and Saturday, August 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Pack up after the sale: Monday, August 5
Contact Cherie Heintz at clheintz@comcast.net for more information or to sign up as a volunteer.
History Book Sale

September 19-21, 2024
North Courthouse Road Library
325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23236

  • Set Up: Help set up tables and unload books before the event. May involve lifting and moving tables and/or heavy boxes of books.
  • Sales: Work the sales table and handle cash and credit card payments.
  • Take Down: Help pack up unsold books and take down tables after the event. May involve lifting and moving tables and/or heavy boxes of books.

Contact Randy French at rifraf2227@msn.com for more information or sign up as a volunteer.

More Ways to Volunteer

Members of the Friends of the Chesterfield County Library support and enhance library services in even more ways. Members may volunteer to assist for positions such as:

  • Board Members (serve on the Board)
  • Branch/Chapter Leader (leader, liaison, treasurer, secretary, historian, etc.)
  • Special project coordinators and supporters on projects such as:
    • recruiting members
    • designing materials
    • book sales
    • event planning
    • marketing booths
    • annual meeting
    • special author events
    • … etc!
  • Speakers (authors, community leaders, etc.)
Friends Volunteer form