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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:  Sherry Unruh

Meet Sherry Unruh, one of the newest Board members of the Library’s Friends & Foundation. Sherry was born in Independence, Missouri, the hometown of Harry Truman. Sherry’s family began visiting Estes Park in 1951 when her father was pursuing his Doctoral Degree at CU-Boulder. Her memories include visits to the Taffy Shop and eating fried chicken and potato salad on picnics in the Park.

Sherry has a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and taught high school seniors in literature and composition for 43 years in Kansas. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren. After vacationing at the YMCA for 35 years with their family, Sherry and her husband bought land in Estes Park and finally, in 2015, they realized their dream of retiring here.

Sherry says that for the first time in her life, she has time to volunteer and is grateful to make the Library one of her causes. After many years of teaching literature, she now enjoys reading the great books that the Library provides and participating in many of the Library programs. She says she is blessed to live in the Estes Valley and to be part of the prestigious Library presence in our community.

We are grateful for Sherry and other volunteers who dedicate their time, energy and passion to serving our community.


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