Donate Time: Volunteer

Current Volunteers

To log your volunteer hours, visit For any other questions, please contact the library.

Volunteers between the ages of 14-17

Teen Volunteer Application – please note all teens must be 14 years old in order to volunteer. Please see the Child Labor Laws below. All volunteers must be a Haverhill resident.

Note that Massachusetts Child Labor Laws  apply to teen volunteers.

Any questions concerning teen volunteers can go to Teen Librarian Rachel Gagnon (

Volunteers ages 18 & up

The Haverhill Public Library is grateful for the hard work put in by volunteers every day. We strive to offer a pleasant and rewarding environment in which people can volunteer.

As of October 2019, HPL’s volunteer roster is full. We always happily accept new applications, which are kept on file for 6 months in case positions become available.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the application and the CORI form and submit to a member of HPL staff either via email or in person.

For more information or questions about the volunteer program, please contact Jonathan Nichols ( at (978) 373-1586 ext. 641.

PLEASE NOTE: All adult (18+) volunteers, including those seeking community service hours, must undergo and pass a background check. Please present the completed CORI form below with your Volunteer Application. This process can take 2-4 weeks to complete and no volunteer may begin before it is complete. 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, 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.