Volunteer at the library! Volunteer opportunities are open to all ages and abilities. Needs range from event planning to grounds maintenance to reshelving books. The Union County Library System will review your application, and if there are possible matches with available volunteer opportunities, the library will invite you to attend an information session.

How can I become a volunteer?

  1. Review library locations and hours
  2. Download and complete a Volunteer Application
  3. Mail completed applications to:

Union County Library System
255 Reitz Boulevard
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Openings Available

Public Library for Union County

Book Sale Assistant

To assist Book Sale Committee with set-up for  annual July book sale

Key Responsibilities

  • Move packed boxes of donated books from library basement to truck for transport to book sale
  • Unload boxes of books from truck and move into book sale location as directed by Book Sale Committee volunteers


  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and traverse stairs
  • Ability to bend, crouch and kneel
  • Availability during July set-up dates

Time Commitment

2 to 3 hour time period between 8 am and 3 pm on July 17 and July 18


Children’s Shelver

To assist with shelving the materials from the children’s area correctly

Key Responsibilities

  • Shelve books correctly
  • Shift books if needed
  • Reorder books if not correctly shelved


  • Ability to alphabetize books according to the collection specification and shelve correctly
  • Ability to bend and reach
  • Shift books if shelf is too tight

Time Commitment

1 to 2 hour time period once or twice per week during the hours of 9:30 A.M. and 5 P.M.


Interlibrary Loan Packager

To securely package outgoing interlibrary loan items

Key Responsibilities

  • Open and sort the incoming ILL mail for further processing
  • Package US Mail shipments for outgoing ILL materials
  • Neatly maintain supplies necessary for ILL processing


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to follow oral and written directions
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to work neatly and precisely with patience
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Time Commitment

1 to 2 hour time period once or twice per week during the hours of 12 and 5 P.M.


Bucknell College Students: The Public Library for Union County is an approved work-study site!