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Volunteers

Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes volunteers of all ages and walks of life.

Please apply! Our volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills and knowledge to enhance Sno-Isle Libraries' goal to be a community doorway to reading, resources and lifelong learning.

Whether helping with a short-term project, regularly scheduled task or special event such as TEDxSnoIsleLibraries, volunteers enrich our community libraries throughout Snohomish and Island counties.

Note: Volunteers age 13 and under must be supervised by a parent/guardian.

Volunteer activities

Volunteering at a community library offers enjoyable work as well as the satisfaction of knowing how much your efforts benefit your community. It requires a commitment of your time, usually on a regular schedule, plus participation in some basic orientation and training. Please contact the volunteer coordinator at your library for a list of opportunities.

Service Center opportunities

Volunteer book sorters are needed to help sort books at our Marysville Service Center! Our community libraries send tubs of books to the Service Center every day. These books are then sorted to go out the next morning to other libraries and into the hands of waiting customers. The selected volunteer(s) will receive training necessary to do this task.

Volunteers need to be able to lift 25 pounds, read, be reliable, and not mind working independently in a warehouse environment. Volunteer times are Monday or Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m. We like volunteers to work a 90-minute shift once a week or more. If you love books, this is the job for you!

How to apply

  1. Complete the online volunteer application
  2. Obtain a paper copy of the volunteer application and background check forms from your local library or by contacting Christine Stansfield, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator, 360-651-7003. Return the completed paperwork to your library or mail to:

    Volunteer Program
    Sno-Isle Libraries
    7312 35th Ave. NE
    Marysville, WA 98271


At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold,
that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.
- Barack Obama