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EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEERING

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EMPLOYMENT

Would you like to work at the Provo City Library? 

View Employment Opportunities

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VOLUNTEERING

Would you like to volunteer at the Provo City Library?

View Volunteer Opportunities


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Check the City of Provo Employment Opportunities page for open  positions with all Provo City departments, including the Library.


Open File Positions (Continuous Recruitment)
Applications for these positions are accepted on a continuing basis and remain on file for 60 days.  If a position becomes available, we will contact you by phone if you are selected for an interview.  If after 60 days you have not been contacted regarding an open file position for which you have applied, please notify the Human Resources Office (801-852-6180) of your continuing interest in the position and they will keep your application on file for an additional 60 days.


To Apply: All applications must be filed with the Provo City Human Resources Department located at 351 West Center Street, Provo, Utah 84601 before 6:00 p.m. on the closing date listed in the job description. Apply online.

Provo City Human Resources Department

  Address:

 351 West Center 
 P.O. Box 1849
 Provo, UT 84601

 Job Hotline:

 801-852-6187

 Fax:

 801-852-6190

 Phone:

 801-852-6198

 Hours:

 Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 Closed on Fridays

Provo City Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Recruitment is open to all persons who meet minimum requirements regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, age or disability.  Provo City will make reasonable accommodation for disabilities when they will not impose undue hardship.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Library thrives on the hundreds of volunteer hours worked on its behalf each month.  Library volunteers support Children's programming, assist the Library with special projects in our Technical Services and Community Relations departments, and more.  Each volunteer is a valued and integral member of the Library's staff.


To volunteer at the Provo City Library, please complete our Volunteer Application below. Hard-copy Volunteer Applications can be picked up from the 1st Floor Reference Desk in the Library's Rogers Wing.  Hard-copy applications may be returned in one of the following ways:


  • Returned to the First Floor Reference Desk
  • Mailed to the Provo City Library, attention Volunteer Coordinator
  • Faxed to 801-852-6688, attention Volunteer Coordinator

Please note that one must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer at the Library. All volunteers under the age of 18 must complete and turn in a Parental/Guardian Consent Form with their application.


As the Library receives a high volume of Volunteer Applications weekly, please allow between 2-3 weeks for application processing.  All applications are sent to Provo City's Human Resources Department for a mandatory background check. All volunteers are subject to departmental approval; after your application is approved, you will be contacted by a member of our staff to get started. 


VOLUNTEERS MUST:

  • Smile and be courteous and helpful to all children and adult patrons.
  • Be prompt for volunteer assignments. We expect volunteers to sign in and out to help us track your time.
  • Contact your volunteer supervisor if you will be unable to come for your assignment.
  • Wear a volunteer badge at all times.
  • Adhere to dress code standards: no dirty, torn, or baggy jeans, tank tops, short shorts, or open-toed shoes.
  • Refer Patrons to a staff member with questions you cannot answer.
  • Volunteers are responsible to keep track of their volunteer hours by signing in and out each volunteer session. 

The Library does not accept Volunteer Applications for
court-appointed community service hours.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Click on a department to learn more about current volunteer positions. Please note: Most volunteer opportunities last 1-3 hours per week.

Children's Department
Cuentos Volunteer (Friday)
Dates: Every Friday starting September 9th
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Responsibilities: Help storyteller set up room, help with classroom management and help clean up at the end of the event. Speaking Spanish is helpful but not required. Those interested should contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@provolibrary.org

Adult/Teen Department
Paper Olympics
Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Responsibilities: Volunteers needed to help referee some of the games the teen participants will be competing in. Games include paper football, paper plane javelin throw, paper basketball, paper creature balance beam. No prior Olympic or paper sports knowledge necessary


Community Relations Department
No volunteer needs at this time.

Technical Services/Circulation Department
No volunteer needs at this time.

Questions?

Want to know about the most current volunteer positions available? Please email our volunteer coordinatior at volunteer@provolibrary.org


Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Provo City Library! After you complete this form, it will be sent to the Provo City Human Resources Department for a required background check. This process can take a few weeks to complete.

New volunteer positions are posted on our website as they become available; if you are approved as a volunteer, we will add you to our volunteer database and email you when new opportunities are available.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Volunteering at the Provo Library CANNOT be used for court-appointed community service hours.
  • You must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer at the Library; those under 18 require signed permission from a parent/guardian.
  • Most volunteer opportunites last 1-3 hours per week.
View current needs to see which positions are available.
Please provide a personal reference; this person should not be related to you.
Parental/Guardian Consent Form

We appreciate your interest in working as a volunteer at the Provo City Library! This is a great opportunity to serve the community while gaining valuable work experience. This form is for ALL volunteers under the age of 18. 

Parental/Guardian Consent

I hereby allow and grant permission for my child to work at the Provo City Library as a volunteer. My child will receive appropriate training and supervision. I have read and understand the expectations of volunteers. I have discussed this application with my son/daughter.

I understand that volunteers work one- to two-hour shifts and must leave the premises of the library immediately following their shift. I understand that volunteers are expected to maintain appropriate conduct, and inappropriate behavior may result in termination of the volunteer contract. In relation to the volunteer work, I, the undersigned do release, discharge and covenant to hold harmless the City of Provo for any claims, demands, damages, or costs in any way growing out of all known or unknown injuries and damages which I have as the parent/guardian of the minor, and also all claims which the minor may have.

I have carefully read the above release. I understand its contents, and sign it as my own free act.