Library Volunteer and Community Service Applications
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Who? Students, parents, working people, retirees (anyone, thirteen years of age and over who are Cedar Hill residents or attend school in Cedar Hill) can help Zula B. Wylie Public Library deliver a variety of quality services to its community of over forty thousand area residents.
Mentors, crafts assistants, tech squad, internships, ESOL teachers and shelving assistants are some of the volunteer assignments.
Volunteers are needed six days a week, whenever the Library is open. The library can accommodate most schedules. You may also assist as a seasonal volunteer during spring break, summer or holiday season.
Community needs for Zula B. Wylie Public Library's educational, recreational, and informational services are continually increasing. Working together, volunteers and staff can help meet these increased demands despite a limited budget.
Not only can volunteers help the library; it's a two-way street. Volunteers acquire new skills, meet interesting people and experience the satisfaction of sharing their talents with others.
Special effort is made to match the interests of volunteers with their work assignments. Explore opportunities to work with children, share library information, process materials, assist with special projects and engage with the community. Volunteering at Zula B. Wylie Public Library is one way you can make a difference!
Call Theresa Brooks, Circulation Coordinator at 972-291-7323 ext. 1318 or email Theresa Brooks.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Zula B. Wylie Public Library Teen Volunteer Program
In order to become a volunteer at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library, you must complete the application below and attend orientation. Volunteer space is limited, and completing the following application does not guarantee placement in our program.
If you have any questions about the application or program, please email Leticia Bolin or call 972-291-7323, ext. 1314.
- Must be between 14 and 18 years old or attending high school
- Must live in or attend school in Cedar Hill
- Must not be fulfilling any type of court-ordered service including for truancy or DAEP
All applicants must attend volunteer orientation before beginning volunteering. No exceptions. Orientation is held on the third Saturday of every month. Volunteer schedule will be determined at orientation.
Teen volunteers play an integral part in helping library staff maintain the order and cleanliness of the library and its collection. Volunteer duties will consist largely of shelving items, reading shelves, cleaning shelves, searching for items, and any other miscellaneous tasks library staff may have to help keep the library running. Occasionally, volunteers are also needed to assist with the preparation and running of library events.
While volunteering at the library, volunteers must dress in a manner appropriate for representing the library. The dress code is as follows and will be strictly enforced:
- Volunteers should have overall good hygiene and clean appearance.
- Clothing must be good condition with no holes or rips. No suggestive or explicit graphics.
- No sweats, lounge pants, leggings, or workout shorts.
- You must wear closed toe shoes. No slides, sandals, or flip-flops.
- No caps, hoodies or beanies should be worn on the head while inside the building.
- No earbuds or phones out while you are volunteering.
- Bags and purses are to be left in designated areas until you finish volunteering.
Please keep in mind:
- The library can only accommodate a certain number of volunteers on any given day and at any given time. Therefore, volunteers can only volunteer during their scheduled times. The times will be set in advance. Do not show up outside of your scheduled volunteer time.
- We ask that you do not bring valuable belongings with you. We do not have adequate storage for items and no place to lock them away.
If you are selected as a teen volunteer, you will be required to abide by all the rules of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library and the teen volunteer program. Please understand that you are offering to volunteer free of charge.
Also, understand that if you do not abide by all of the rules of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library and the teen volunteer program, you will be dismissed. Volunteers agree that the library may at any time, for any reason, decide to terminate the volunteer's relationship with the library.