Who can Volunteer?
Pasco County Library System volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Anyone ages 13 years and older can apply.
Are Volunteers subject to background checks?
Yes, to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff, Pasco County Library conducts a background check on all volunteers aged 18 and older. Volunteers are not responsible for any costs or fees associated with the background check.
How old do I need to be to Volunteer?
Adult volunteers must be at least aged 18 or have graduated from high school. Teen volunteers must be at least aged 13.
How do I show my organization or school that I completed my hours?
All hours are recorded when you sign in and out of Vicnet at the library kiosk. These completed hours can be viewed by logging into your account from anywhere. For more specific validation requirements from your organization, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at your branch.
Can I complete community service hours that are court-ordered?
At this time the library is not able to supervise this type of volunteer activity. Please contact Pasco County Misdemeanor Probation for an updated list of opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
New Port Richey 727-834-3300
Dade City 352-521-4250
What things do Volunteers do?
We have a variety of opportunities for people to help the library provide its many services to the community. Full volunteer job descriptions can be found on the Volunteer Homepage. Some examples include cleaning DVDs, prepping crafts, participating in our Friends of the Library activities, etc.
Do Volunteers get to pick their tasks?
The available job functions depend upon current needs of each individual library branch. Staff will match the volunteer's skill with the currently available job function at the branch applied to.
Where can I Volunteer?
You can apply to any Pasco County Library that is currently accepting volunteers. Due to remodel closures, the following locations are not accepting applicants at this time: South Holiday Branch, Land O’ Lakes Branch, and Hugh Embry Branch.
For opportunities at the Zephyrhills City Library, please contact them directly here.
When do I actually begin volunteering at a branch?
On average, it will take 1 to 3 weeks after your application is reviewed to be placed as a volunteer and begin training.
Is there a time limit for volunteering?
We request that our volunteers commit to a minimum commitment of 3 months. Some positions require more training. Those job functions will ask for a commitment of 6 months or longer.
Can I work different days and times each week?
As with any job, the library relies on our volunteers. Volunteer Coordinators will provide the opportunity for you to create a schedule that will meet your needs while also serving our community. This includes the ability to self-schedule through our online system, Vicnet.
Please keep in mind that volunteers with missed shifts and inconsistent attendance may be inactivated.
I work during the week. Do you have any Volunteer Opportunities on weekends?
Yes, we have opportunities for volunteers on the weekends.
How do I get started?
For all open PCLS libraries, You can fill out and submit an application here. Once the application is received, the library representative will contact you within 7-10 business days to set-up training.
For Zephyrhills City Library: Contact the library directly, either in person or by phone. Click here for more information.
With this app, you can:
- Check your schedule and sign up for shifts
- Adjust your messaging preferences including opt-in to texts
- Email or text a copy of your schedule (text requires Text Messaging opt-in)
- View your volunteer service history
If you have additional questions, please reach out to email@example.com.