Library Volunteer and Community Service Applications

The library is not currently accepting applications for teen volunteers.  We will begin accepting applications for our revised Teen Volunteer Program on September 1, 2017.


Students, parents, working people, retirees --anyone, thirteen years of age and over who are Cedar Hill residents or attend school in Cedar Hill--can help Zula B. Wylie Public Library deliver a variety of quality services to its community of over forty thousand area residents.


Mentors, crafts assistants, tech squad, internships, ESOL teachers and shelving assistants are some of the volunteer assignments.


Volunteers are needed six days a week, whenever the Library is open. The library can accommodate most schedules.You may also assist as a seasonal volunteer during spring break, summer or holiday season.


Community needs for Zula B. Wylie Public Library's educational, recreational, and informational services are continually increasing. Working together, volunteers and staff can help meet these increased demands despite a limited budget. Not only can volunteers help the library--it's a two-way street. Volunteers acquire new skills, meet interesting people and experience the satisfaction of sharing their talents with others.


Special effort is made to match the interests of volunteers with their work assignments. Explore opportunities to work with children, share library information, process materials, assist with special projects and engage with the community. Volunteering at Zula B. Wylie Public Library is one way you CAN make a difference!

Call Theresa Brooks, Circulation Coordinator at 972-291-7323 ext. 1318 or send us an email. 

Teen Volunteer Opportunities
The library is not currently accepting applications for teen volunteers.  We will begin accepting applications for our revised Teen Volunteer Program on September 1, 2017.

Volunteering at the library is a great way to serve your community and gain work experience.
Teen volunteers can help the library and count their hours for school, scouting, or other
community service projects. Teen volunteers assist the library with shelving, programming,
and community events and are a valuable asset in making sure the library runs smoothly.

You must be at least 13 years of age to begin volunteer service.
You must be a resident of Cedar Hill or attend school in Cedar Hill.
Library cannot fulfill Court Ordered Community Service Hours.

What will I be doing as a volunteer?
  • Shelving and straightening books
  • Helping customers with basic questions and direction
  • Keeping the library clean
  • Helping with events: setting up and cleaning the meeting room before
    and after an event, counting attendees, crowd control, etc.
What will I get out of being a volunteer?
  • ​An opportunity to learn and practice a variety of job-related skills.
  • Satisfaction for promoting reading in your community
  • Volunteer experience for high school hours, college/scholarship applications, etc.
What do I wear?
You are representing the library. Please follow these guidelines:
  • You MUST wear either a collared/button up shirt or a volunteer/school spirit t-shirt.
  • You MUST wear a school I.D.
    You may wear this with jeans. No short shorts, skirts, lounge pants, earbuds, hoodies pulled up on heads, etc.
  • Please keep good hygiene and look clean.
  • When you arrive to volunteer, grab a nametag inside of the volunteer binder, wear it
    while you are volunteering and then return it when you sign out to leave.
A few other things to remember:
  • You cannot show up without calling or emailing us first. You MUST be on the schedule first.
    This helps us stay organized and helps us plan volunteer tasks.
  • There is a limit of volunteering 2 hours per day, twice a week for volunteers.
  • We ask that you do not bring valuable belongings with you. If it is absolutely necessary
    that you have your personal items, please keep them with you at all times.