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:

Title: Book Sale Volunteer
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Title: ELL Tutor
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Volunteer Application

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

Volunteer Spotlight:  Ludie Dickeson

Ludie Dickeson has been an inspirational member of our Library team for 18 years, currently contributing her time, talents and energy to the Board of the Friends & Foundation, chairing the Membership and Development Committee and spearheading fund-raising campaigns.

Ludie was born and raised in Missouri, but fell in love with Estes Park when she started going to Cheley camps, first as a camper then later as a counselor. During these camp years, she became acquainted with the Library which at that time was located in Bond Park.

Ludie and her husband Bob moved to Estes in 2000 and right away Ludie began to volunteer at Library book sales. Ludie says she sees volunteering “as both a public responsibility and a personal joy.”

Ludie and Bob have two children and four grandchildren. They love to spend time with family, and, like many Estes Park locals, love to travel too, having visited over 50 countries (that’s right – FIFTY!).

With her background in education, specifically in literacy, Ludie says she has seen firsthand how reading can change lives. “That’s maybe why I love books, book clubs and libraries!” And we love Ludie and all volunteers like her who help make our Library what it is today.