Due to COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer applications are not being accepted at the Chester County Library & Henrietta Hankin Branch until further notice.

This includes adult applications, teen applications for the Teen Summer Volunteer Program, and court ordered community service.  Please watch this webpage for updates.  We look forward to having new volunteers join our community in the future. The Summer Teen Volunteer Program is canceled for summer 2021.

Future Volunteer Opportunities

To Learn More About Library Volunteer Opportunities:

To Become an Adult Library Volunteer

  • Complete and print out the Adult Application Form

  • Return the form to the Customer Service Desk at either library, or

  • Mail it to the address on the top of the form

Due to the high number of applications received, we are unable to respond to each application individually.  All applications remain on file for six months and candidates are contacted as opportunities arise and in the order they are received.

Teen Volunteers

The Summer Teen Volunteer program is canceled for summer 2021. Please watch this webpage for updates to the 2022 program.

Basic Application Information
The Chester County Library and Henrietta Hankin Branch offer a Summer Teen Volunteer program for students who are at least 14 years old and going into 9th grade. When you apply to the Summer Teen Volunteer program, it will provide an opportunity for you to share your talents and skills in a positive way. You can work behind the scenes processing library materials or shelve books; use your organizational skills to help with clerical duties or special projects; demonstrate your creative skills in our Public Relations/Graphics department.  Library volunteering is a great way to fulfill graduation requirements, boost your college resume, and serve your community.

Generally, teen volunteers are recruited and placed only for the summer program at the Chester County Library and Henrietta Hankin Branch. There may be temporary teen volunteer positions from time to time during the school year. These opportunities are announced on the website and posted at local school districts.

Requirements for the Summer Teen Volunteer program:

  • Must be at least 14 years old and going into 9th grade

  • Must be available throughout the summer months and absent for no more than two weeks

  • Students will be assigned one three-hour shift, one day per week; there are no evening or weekend positions

  • Applications must contain a student email address. We will use this email to contact applicants.