Volunteer Opportunities

The Beekman Library relies on the support of all of our volunteers. If you want to make a difference in your community consider one of the following volunteer opportunities.

Shelvers – Help us get all the returned materials back on the shelves and assist with filling patron requests. Volunteer Shelver Application

Special Projects – From time to time we need help preparing for programs, staffing large events etc. Call the library front desk for information.

Community Service – If you need community service hours for confirmation or graduation, for example, we frequently have short-term projects that might require just a few hours. Some of these tasks may be chores such as weeding, sweeping, cleaning, etc. Call the library front desk for information.

Friends of the Beekman LibraryVisit the friends page.

Trustees – Our Board of Trustees is a group of local residents who support the library’s mission and want to assist with its sustainability and governance. If you are interested in serving as a trustee, please attend our monthly board meetings to learn more. Please check our calendar for meeting days and time.

Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment through Service) – This is a teen program that develops leadership and job readiness skills through meaningful service in our community. Teens can participate in one or more of the following opportunities.

  • Reading Buddies-Teen volunteers meet weekly with a beginning reader to help them gain greater confidence, fluency and a love of reading. Reading Buddy Application
  • Homework Helpers – Teen Volunteers who are proficient in Math or English assist students with homework support. Homework Helper Application
  • Teen Shelvers – Help us get all the returned materials back on the shelves and assist with filling patron requests. Volunteer Shelver Application

This program is funded in part by NYS OFCS and DC Division of Youth Services.