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VolunteersVolunteers make invaluable contributions to our organization in a number of positions. Their work is enjoyable, rewarding, and makes a measurable difference for the Friends of HCL. Please contact us at friends@hclib.org with questions.

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Bookstore Staff
The Bookstore at the Minneapolis Central Library offers the best bargains in town for book lovers and raises funds for our organization. Our store sells a combination of books weeded from the Library collection and donated by the public, as well as new a small selection of new merchandise. The store is open 6 days a week and hosts special sales throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to cashier, sort and price books, and assist with special sales.  Good customer service skills, friendly demeanor, and interest in books helpful. Ability to work with a cashier a plus.

Click here to read all the required bookstore volunteer qualifications.

Clerical Support
Help with clerical tasks in the our office at Minneapolis Central Library, including preparing mailings and working on special projects. The number of opportunities to serve as a Volunteer Clerical Assistant vary throughout the year. Strong attention to detail and ability to operate office equipment required.

Event Assistant
The Friends of HCL host 60 events annually, including Talk of the Stacks, Pen Pals, Childish Films, and more. We seek outgoing, friendly, professional applicants who feel comfortable interacting with people from all walks of life. There is a currently a short wait list to serve as an Event Assistant, but we welcome you to apply. Duties include greeting audience members at events, assisting with check-in and registration, handout programs and materials, and assist with room set-up and clean-up. Volunteers are primarily used for our larger-scale events held at the Minneapolis Central Library and the Hopkins Center for the Arts. But we do seek volunteers throughout the year for additional event support at other library locations. Shifts are typically 6 PM – 9 PM during the week or 10 – 12 AM on weekends.

Volunteering at the Hennepin County Library

More than 2,500 adult and teen volunteers contributed almost 92,000 hours of service in 2010. A great way to show your support of the Hennepin County Library is to volunteer at one of our 41 libraries. Volunteers support staff and help the library deliver world class public service by assisting students at Homework Hub, helping language learners at Conversation Circles, making sure books are in order on the shelves, checking in returned books and other materials, shelving books, assisting at library programs, and doing many more supportive tasks.

Visit the Library’s website at hclib.org to find a current position that fits your needs.

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