Donate Time: Volunteer

Current Volunteers

Volunteers between the ages of 14-18

Teens ages 14 & up may participate in the Teen Volunteer Corps. If you are interested in any of these programs, please complete and return to the Library the appropriate application (below).

Note that Massachusetts Child Labor Laws (PDF) apply to teen volunteers.

Volunteers ages 18 & up

Haverhill Library’s 43 volunteers logged over 1800 hours in FY2011. Volunteers help the library run smoothly and are greatly appreciated. There are a variety of tasks available to potential volunteers, and we strive to match the right person with the right job.

For volunteer information, please contact Sarah Moser (smoser@mvlc.org) at (978) 373-1586 ext. 641.

PLEASE NOTE: Adult (18+) volunteers must undergo a background check. Please present the completed CORI form below with your Volunteer Application. You must show your government-issued photo ID (passport, license or learner’s permit, MA state ID card for adults to a staff member when you turn in the form, OR provide a photocopy).

The Library partners with Haverhill High School Learning for Life, Haverhill High School National Honor Society, the City of Haverhill’s Senior Tax Incentive Program, Career Resources, the court systems, and other organizations.

Volunteers are needed to empty bins of returned materials, shift (move!) books, shelve materials, and dust in all areas of the Library.

  • The Friends of the Haverhill Public Library needs volunteers to staff the Friends Shop and assist with the Book Sale.
  • The Teen Volunteer Corps relies on teenage volunteers to make suggestions for purchases, help with special Young Adult projects, and to assist our Young Adult Librarian in maintaining a vibrant and up-to-date YA materials collection.
  • Teens are also invited to serve on the Teen Friends Group, which meets monthly to perform community service, recommend library purchases and programs for teens.
  • Outreach Services provides delivery to shut-ins. Drivers are needed to provide library materials on a monthly basis. Outreach volunteers must have vehicle and valid MA driver’s license.