Help as a Volunteer

A series of photos showing many different volunteers

Johnson County Library was founded by volunteers. Our success relies on your dedicated service. At least 1100 volunteers annually give almost 50,000 hours to support Library activities and programs. Some give time to a Library office. Others help Library special events. What can you do?

Help your library! We need volunteers like you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Library volunteers do all kinds of things. If you have an idea for service you don't see listed here, let the Volunteer Coordinator know!

Please note that our volunteer opportunities have varying levels of expected time commitment. To volunteer, fill out a Volunteer Application form. For full descriptions of each position, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ron Zluticky.

  • English Language Learner
  • Clerical
  • Early Literacy Ambassador
  • Bookstore Cashier
  • Friends Donation Sorting
  • Internet Sales
  • Genealogy
  • Regional Reference
  • Senior Outreach
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Library Circulation Helper
  • Special Event

Summer Teen Library Volunteers

Each summer, once school is out, the Library needs Teen Power to handle the rush! Summer teen volunteers help shelve materials and assist with Summer Reading programs. Volunteers must be 13 years old before June 1.

Each Library location accepts a different number of summer teen volunteers. If you are interested, complete the application and deliver it to the location of your choice. We are accepting applications starting Saturday, April 1. Or, call the Library: 913-826-4600 and ask to speak with the Youth Services Librarian at the location where you’d like to volunteer. They'll take it from there. Thanks for thinking about volunteering with us!

Easy Steps to JCL Volunteering

1. Find your Library Role

2. Print an Application packet (PDF) and bring it to your nearest Library

3. Meet Volunteer Coordinator Ron Zluticky – he’s nice

4. Schedule a Shift at Your Library

5. Volunteer!

6. Repeat as Necessary