Volunteering at the Library and with the Friends

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity--or Know Someone Who Might Be?

The Friends is an all-volunteer organization--carrying out a variety of activities in support of our local libraries and advancing literacy in the community.  The programs we support include providing scholarships to U of A Library Science students, coordinating art talks, supporting the reading room and books at the Sahuarita Food Bank, plus various educational programs at both libraries.


Volunteer opportunities include serving on the board, working in the bookstores, short-term committees, transporting books to Tucson.

Assistant Treasurer

Our treasurer is looking to train an assistant who could take over the position in the next few years.


The Secretary is responsible for taking minutes at our monthly board meetings and helping the president with the annual report to the Pima County Friends organization.

Scholarship Committee Chair


The Scholarship Chair has the unique opportunity to meet students in the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Arizona, and coordinate the review process for scholarship funding and recognition.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Friends, please come to one of our board meetings. We would love to meet you!

The board typically meets on the second Monday of each month at 9:00 AM in the small meeting room at the Green Valley Library.

You can also email us at Info@gvlibraryfriends.org or contact Gerry Peterson, Vice President of the Green Valley/Sahuarita Friends.

Please indicate if you have a special area of interest or skills you'd like to use to help the Friends.

Volunteering at the Friends Bookstores

If you are interested in volunteering at the Friends Bookstore in the Green Valley Village, please stop in to pick up an application.

Volunteers to Help Move Books Urgently Needed

The Friends need volunteers to help with occasional transporting of donated books in Green Valley and at times to Tucson.

Volunteers must have their own transportation and be strong enough to lift boxes of books. 

If you have time to give and would like to volunteer to help move books or to learn more, please email your name and telephone number to: Info@gvlibraryfriends.org.

Thank you!

Volunteering with the Joyner- Green Valley Library Staff

Contact phone: 594-5295

Those interested in volunteering can call to schedule an interview or can pick up an application form in the library.  Volunteers can also print their application here and bring it to their scheduled interview.

You can download an application form here: Pima County Volunteer Application Form.

Computer Lab

Once a week commitment/ 2- hour shift.
Additional 1 hour training.
Assist public with logging in, printing, e-mail, word processing, basic computer needs, etc.
May assist with computer classes as well.


Whatever day and time works for the volunteer.
Checking that the books are in the correct order on the shelves.
This is not shelving books, but checking the books that have been shelved.
Will involve bending, squatting, on-your-feet the entire time.

Miscellaneous Projects arise from time to time. Contact the Library staff for information.

For teens: Assignments are created as the teens volunteer based on needs of children's librarian.


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P. O. Box 43, Green Valley AZ 85622-0043

Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. P. O. Box 43, Green Valley, AZ 85622-0043

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