Become a Volunteer!

The Stockbridge Library Association is a private non-profit organization providing free public library and museum services to the Stockbridge community.  Without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers, we would not be able to accomplish so much each year.  The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives has many ways for volunteers to get involved all year long – or even just on a limited basis.

Below please find a list of current volunteer opportunities.  We hope that by matching your interests and availability with our needs, we can provide rewarding volunteer experiences with the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives.

Programming: We offer a variety of programs throughout the year.  Volunteers help with publicity and, on the day of the program, greet visitors; set up and break down chairs and equipment; arrange for refreshments; and, when applicable, assist with book sales for author events. Contact our library at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Used Book Sale Sorting:  Volunteers help throughout the year, collecting and sorting books.  Contact SLA board members Jim Daily (email hidden; JavaScript is required) or Barbara Lane (email hidden; JavaScript is required).

Used Book Sale Event:  During the used book sale (three days in July), volunteers set up tents; move pallets, tables and benches; place books on and under tables and on benches; restock books: serve as cashiers; sell baked goods; and remove everything at the end of the sale.  Contact SLA board members Jim Daily (email hidden; JavaScript is required) or Barbara Lane (email hidden; JavaScript is required).

Stockbridge Library wants you……….to volunteer for our 2020 Used Book Sale!!

If you haven’t participated in the past, 2020 is your chance to become a volunteer at our annual used book sale. The sale is not just a significant fundraiser for our amazing library.  It’s become a much-anticipated community event. This year’s sale will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10th, 11th and 12th, but we’ll need volunteers starting Wednesday, July 8th and running throughout the weekend.    If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Barbara Lane at email hidden; JavaScript is required and provide your name, e-mail address, and a phone number.  Once we have that information in our database, you’ll be automatically contacted shortly after Memorial Day weekend and asked to sign up. Some people sign up for a single shift, while others volunteer to work multiple shifts throughout the pre-event set up and the book sale itself.   All help is much appreciated!! The average shift is two hours, but some shorter ones are available. If you’ve volunteered over the last several years, there’s no need to contact us at this time. You’re already in our database. If you haven’t volunteered in the past, join your friends and neighbors and become part of the book sale team!

Baking for Used Book Sale: Volunteers bake goodies for purchase at the used book sale in July. Contact Stephanie Adler (email hidden; JavaScript is required).

Museum & Archives: M&A volunteers work with our Curator, Barbara Allen.  They inventory materials, care for artifacts, enter data, and assist in a variety of ways at M&A programs. Contact Barbara Allen (email hidden; JavaScript is required).

Reshelving:  Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to reshelve and organize library materials. Please send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Library Gardens: Usually working as a group, volunteers help keep our new garden magnificent by watering and weeding on a regular basis, seasonally.  It’s fun!  Contact SLA board member Stephanie Bradford (email hidden; JavaScript is required).

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer by contacting the appropriate person listed above, or send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.  You can help at one event, or make a yearlong commitment, and anything in between.  We offer something for everyone!

Thank you again for all you do to support our beloved Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives.  We couldn’t do it without you!