InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25, in honor of Memorial Day.


The library accepts applications for positions that are listed and open.
Fill out a volunteer application and

  • Drop it off at the library where you wish to volunteer; or
  • Email it to:; or
  • Place it in the drop box near the lobby of East Library or Library 21c

Volunteer Opportunities - Adults

Adult Literacy Tutors

Share your love of education with others! Tutor an adult once a week for 2 hours. You and the student get to choose a schedule that works for both of you. Work one-on-one with an adult to improve their reading, writing, comprehensive or English language skills. There is a 1 year minimum time period when paired with a student. No teaching experience is required. Training is required and is located at Penrose Library.

Please contact the Literacy Office at or 719-531-6333 x2224 for upcoming training dates.

Please complete an application and return it to the Literacy Office at Penrose Library.


AfterMath Coordinators and Tutors


  • Develop and maintain weekly schedule of 2-hour slots
  • Schedule tutors
  • Serve as the contact to provide information to students
  • Attend AfterMath sessions

Under the general supervision of a site coordinator, AfterMath volunteer tutors will:

  • Assist students of all ages with K through college-level math topics, depending on current skills and comfort level of each tutor such as: fractions, decimals, percents, pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, pre-Calculus and Calculus.

Complete and return an AfterMath volunteer application where you wish to serve.

Thursdays, 4 - 6:30 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. during the school year
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 3:15 - 6:30 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m. during the school year
Saturdays, 10 - noon February - May

Friends Book Store Clerks

Display books, process cash register sales, give out Friends memberships and staff the Book Store.


Holds Processors/Shelvers

Serve behind the scenes a few hours per week to assist staff with processing and transferring books patrons have requested. Volunteers will locate books on the shelves, discharge items with a computer device, shelve materials on the holds shelves, and place materials in bins to go to other libraries.


Manga Artist/Co-Facilitator

Help co-facilitate the Anime/Manga club a few Saturdays each year for about two hours. Volunteer will have knowledge of and experience in drawing manga, and leadership skills to facilitate club meetings for teens in grades 6 - 12.

A few Saturdays each year for about two hours

Speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin OR Japanese

Volunteer foreign language instructors will teach monthly beginning-language classes to a small group. Proficiency in speaking and writing language other than English is required. Experience teaching small groups preferred.

  • Monthly for 2 hours of instruction, possibly additional hours for preparation
  • Please specify days and times available on volunteer application

Volunteer Opportunities - PPLD Teens

There are no volunteer opportunities at this time. Please check back on March 20, 2015.