The Lewes Public Library depends on our volunteers to help provide the extent of services we offer our library customers. We have approximately 50 volunteers who help with circulation and another 50+ who help with operations, Board activities, and fundraising events. With a circulation of 200,000 items and customer traffic average of 700 people a day, we couldn't do it without our dedicated volunteers.

PLEASE NOTE: New volunteers are brought in on an as needed basis. Volunteer opportunities arise when there is turnover and/or new programming. When you submit an application, we hold onto your information and notify you when there is a training scheduled for any new openings. There may be a significant lag in the time from when you express interest in volunteering to when we need a new volunteer. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the library.

Please click to download & print an Application for Volunteer Service (pdf). 

Applications can also be found at the circulation desk in the library or can be completed online: Volunteer Application Submission Form.    

Volunteers are used in the following positions:

Circulation Desk Volunteer

Children's Wing Volunteer

Transit Volunteer

Shelf Reader Volunteer

To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Rebecca Lowe, Volunteer Coordinator, at 302-645-2733, ext. 4117.

Teens who are interested in volunteering should contact Lea Rosell, Teen Services Librarian, at 302-645-2733, ext. 4182.

New volunteers are required to attend a three-hour volunteer training session and participate in on-the-job training with staff and experienced volunteers.

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