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: volunteer@estesvalleylibrary.org or call: 970 586 8116 x838.

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Maggie Cotreau

Meet the effervescent and talented Maggie Cotreau! Maggie is from Massachusetts where she was raised after her parents immigrated from Canada. Maggie’s family did a lot of hiking, camping and exploring as she was growing up so it’s perhaps no surprise that she continued the tradition when her children were young – this time in Estes Park! Maggie and her husband Scott Kerr have had a home in Estes since 2013. But like many locals, they travel extensively, in their case, mostly to Sweden and the UK. 

Maggie has a degree in Childhood Education and after that continued studies in Business Management and Development. Her career as a Library volunteer began when she worked at the Friends & Foundation book sales. Today she enjoys cashiering one day a week at Cliffhanger Used Books. Maggie also tutors with the Library’s English Language Learner’s program. She has enjoyed the relationships she has built in the program and the close friendships with her two students. She recalls that she was at first very nervous about joining the program but says it was one of the best decisions she ever made and she glows with pride over her students’ success.

In her spare time, Maggie loves to cook, entertain, read and knit.  

“What I love most about Estes Park,” Maggie says, “is the community. I absolutely love that we are a gathering of wonderful people who have come here from many places and our willingness to help each other out and celebrate the successes of our neighbors and friends…. It is not lost on me that I get to live in a town that most people save for a lifetime just to visit for a week or two.” 

Thank you Maggie for being such a bright and giving part of our Library and community!

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