Volunteering at the Estes Valley Library
Volunteers are valuable partners in the Library’s Mission to bring people, ideas and opportunities together for our community. The library proudly hosts one of the most well-established and successful volunteer programs in the Estes Valley. Library volunteers contribute more than 8,000 hours of valuable service annually. Working under the supervision of staff, volunteers can be found in all departments of the library. Some volunteers work in regular positions and others give their time to special programs or short-term projects.
Available volunteer postings are announced here. If there are no current openings, applications will be kept on file for a year from the date of the application. For more information e-mail: email@example.com or call: 970 586 8116 x838.
Library Volunteer Postings
Friends & Foundation Volunteer Postings
Volunteer Spotlight: Carissa Turner
This month, we are delighted to spotlight one of the Library’s Program Volunteers, Carissa Turner. Program Volunteers provide invaluable support to the Library’s many programs and events and also assist Program staff in other areas, such as House Calls support.
Carissa, who is originally from Canada (yes, she plays hockey!), moved with her family to Estes Park in 2016 to take a position at our much loved Rocky Mountain National Park. She and her husband Kevin have two small children. Her oldest, Phoebe, is already at 3 years old a big fan of the Library and loves to help with book deliveries to the homebound.
Carissa has a degree in Biology and a Masters in Environment and Management. Being Canadian, she also speaks French and is looking forward to speaking French on a trip to Paris this Spring… Oh là là! Carissa and Kevin have traveled widely. One of their most memorable trips was to the Falkland Islands where they spent 3 months volunteering for Falklands Conservation. Their job was to travel the island and count penguin nests. Now that’s a job many of us would love!
Carissa, like many national park employees, just made it through the recent furlough. While it was a frustrating time, she spent those days enjoying her favorite pastime, hiking. She expresses her appreciation at how the community came together to support the Park and its staff during those days. “I feel lucky to live here!”
About the Library, Carissa says: “I am amazed at how much the Estes Valley Library offers to meet the needs of our diverse community. There are programs and activities for all ages and interests.”
Volunteers like Carissa bring such valuable experience and passion to the Library team. Thank you, Carissa!