Donate Time: Volunteer

Current Volunteers

Volunteers between the ages of 14-17

*As of 9/30/15 we are currently not taking on any new volunteers or diversion program teens as we are at capacity* You are welcome to fill out an application if you would like to be contacted in the future when a spot opens up.

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).

Prospective teen volunteers should contact Teen Services Librarian Rachel Gagnon ( at 978-373-1586 ext. 650.

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

Volunteers ages 18 & up

The Haverhill Public Library is grateful for the hard work put in by volunteers every day. We strive to offer fun and rewarding volunteer tasks in a variety of areas within the library.

We offer two annual volunteer orientations, one in the spring and one in the fall. Applications for the spring class should be turned in no later than May 15th and applications for the fall class should be turned in no later than October 1st. We will train each class of volunteers together, so that you may get to know one another as you get to know the library.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the application and the CORI form.

For volunteer information, please contact Assistant Director Ricky Sirois ( 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 that provide volunteer opportunities.

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 Teen Services 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.