Why does the library need volunteers?

As Nantucket’s public library, the Atheneum welcomes more than 77,000 year-round and seasonal island residents and visitors annually who come to access materials from books to DVDs and attend community programs.

Our volunteer team is one of the real strengths behind the library’s daily operations. They play a vital role in supporting and enhancing our programs, services and mission statement.

How will volunteering make a difference in my life?

Volunteering is a wonderful way to stay involved in your community, keep your skills up-to-date or learn new skills, build experience for your resume, and meet new people.

What do library volunteers do?

There is always something to do at the library! Some of the many opportunities available are:

  • Shelving books
  • Helping with programs, mailings, fundraisers and special events
  • Contributing to the production of our monthly newsletter
  • Preparing new materials for check out and repairing current library materials
  • Updating mailing lists
  • Collection projects

I would like to volunteer

Complete the volunteer form below and our volunteer coordinator will contact you as needs arise. Days and hours are flexible to meet individual needs. We welcome new volunteers throughout the year. For more information, please email or call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King, Jr.