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:
Unless otherwise instructed in the job description, please e-mail your application to: email@example.com or mail to: Volunteer Coordinator, Estes Valley Library, PO Box 1687, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Volunteer Spotlight: Fran Gabrielson
This month, we’d like to spotlight Fran Gabrielson who has been volunteering at the library since 2013. She is one of those lovely people that deliver books and other materials to the homebound in our community. She also reads to residents at Prospect Park Living Center and helps with the Coloring Club at the Good Sam.
Fran was born and raised in a small town in Kansas. Fran’s work experience has included copy editor, elementary school librarian and special needs paraprofessional. No wonder we love her so much!
The Estes connection began in 1972 when Fran’s family made yearly visits to the YMCA of the Rockies, where they enjoyed outdoor activities, especially hiking in Rocky. After she and Dick retired, they sold their home and moved to the area permanently. Fran has two sons: one lives in Missouri and the other in East Timor!
Like many locals, Fran loves to travel. She has visited all but one of the continents.
When asked what she appreciates about volunteering at the Library, Fran says that it’s because she meets such fascinating people and loves to help get them in touch with the resources available in our library. “It’s been a wonderful experience,” she says. The pleasure has been all ours, Fran!