Give back to your library by volunteering

Give the gift of time and knowledge!

If you are an adult or teen (age 12 or older) we would love to have you join our volunteer team! Our libraries would not be the same without volunteers. This core of exceptional individuals help with everything from clerical support to shelving books to assisting with children’s programming. Volunteers serve at all 13 of our libraries and in several of our behind-the-scenes departments!

Volunteer Application

We need you!

You have special skills and talents that can enrich the lives of the community members we serve! By giving the gift of time and knowledge there are many things you can accomplish as a volunteer, including:

  • Assisting staff to make Story Time special for children
  • Assisting members with finding books and materials
  • Keeping the libraries clean
  • Assisting with shelving and item organization
  • Working at our help desks
  • Managing book sales

Volunteers can also become involved with a Friends of the Library group to raise funds and awareness of Library needs! View our Become a Friend page for more details. 

Reasonable Accommodations

All of our libraries are ADA accessible. YCL will provide reasonable accommodation(s) to all qualified volunteers.

How do I volunteer?

To volunteer at a York County Library, please submit our online Volunteer Application.


Volunteer clearances must be submitted on or before the first day of volunteering and are to be dated within 5 years of your start date. If you are 18 or older, you will need the following clearances to volunteer for a York County Library:

These background checks are meant to ensure the safety of all children in the library community. Prospective volunteers are responsible for covering any costs involved in obtaining these clearances.

For more information about obtaining clearances, click on the Volunteer Clearances Form for step-by-step instructions.

Please obtain all of your clearances before you schedule a volunteer interview. These must be submitted at the time of your interview.

If you need further assistance, please contact Kimberly Klinedinst via email at [email protected].

Volunteer Application Become a Friend