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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 5,000 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.

Current Volunteer Postings:


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For more information e-mail: volunteer@estesvalleylibrary.org or call: 970 586 8116 x838.

Volunteer Spotlight:  David Thomas

We are very thankful to have Dave Thomas on our volunteer team! Dave currently works as a tutor in the Library’s English Language Learner’s program but has been volunteering at the Library as early as the 1970s, when he was a Board trustee.

Even though born and raised in Ohio, Dave knew back in 1962 when he first visited Estes Park that he wanted to one day live here. That dream was realized in 1975 when Estes Park became Dave’s home.

Dave graduated from Otterbein University and attended United Theological Seminary for a few semesters until he dropped out to pursue a career in broadcasting. Many years later Dave obtained his teaching qualifications, specifically in teaching Spanish and English.

Dave is one of our most well-traveled volunteers. He and his wife Sue lived in Mexico for 12 years and have traveled to many countries including Italy, Wales, New Zealand, Australia and to several parts of Central America. He says traveling to these places has impacted him greatly.  Dave and Sue continue to travel every year, working several months out of the year as international house-sitters! Dave also organizes and leads cultural and language immersion trips to Mexico.

Dave says he has always appreciated the Estes Valley Library for its diversity of services, facilities and helpful staff. And we appreciate Dave for all the ways he has supported the staff and programs. Thank you Dave!


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