Volunteer at the Library

Volunteer at the Library 

The Irving Public Library welcomes the opportunity to work with community volunteers and students in a variety of ways at its three library locations. Volunteers help the library provide an enhanced level of service to citizens and visitors, while in turn providing much appreciated assistance to library staff. 

The Library does not accept Court-Mandated Community Services assignments.

To view the Irving Public Library's Volunteer Policy, please click here


  • Assist library staff with programs/classes
  • Assist the public with basic computer usage
  • Prepare craft supplies and program materials
  • Complete various tasks throughout the Library system

adult volunteers

Community members who volunteer to serve their community out of a love for the Library and for personal fulfillment. 


  • Accepting applications for adult volunteers ages 18+
  • Willingness to help others
  • Complete application and submit background check release. 
    • Background checks are performed by a secure third party and will not affect credit scores.

Student Volunteers

Students who seek to fulfill the requirements of a school program (public, private or collegiate). 


  • Minimum age 15
  • Resident of Irving OR in attendance at a school or college in the city of Irving
  • Commitment to a minimum service time of four weeks.


Those interested in volunteering must submit an application through one of the following ways: 

Adult volunteers must also submit a consent form for a background check. 

Due to the high volume of applications currently being received, please allow up to ten days to receive a response to a submitted application.


  1. Apply - Complete an application and drop if off at any library location or email a completed form to sbeltran@cityofirving.org.
  2. Interview - The Volunteer Coordinator will schedule potential volunteers for an interview, either in person or over the phone. The Volunteer Coordinator will schedule interviews as opportunities to fill roles are available. 
  3. Attend Orientation - Accepted volunteers will be scheduled to attend an orientation session, either in person or over the phone.
  4. Volunteer - Receive an exciting volunteer assignment!

Other Ways to Volunteer:

Young Adult Action Council (YAAC)

Check out the YAAC leadership program offered at all three library locations, for teens in grades 9-12. Earn volunteer hours for school by planning upcoming teen programs, brainstorming ideas on how to make the library more teen-friendly and assisting during select library programs.

For more information on how to join, click here or call (972) 721-2606.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Irving Public Library is a nonprofit organization formed in support of the library.

  • Assist with sorting, labeling and maintaining books and materials at the Friends warehouse location
  • Assist with book sales and events as scheduled

For more information or to become a Friends member, visit the Friends webpage.

Community Service Restitution

The Irving Public Library does not accept court-mandated community service assignments.