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. When filling out the application, please note the position applying for. 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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Volunteer Spotlight – David Hemphill


Meet David Hemphill, Library Board Trustee since 2017 and current Treasurer of the Board. David was born and raised in Northwest Illinois, just outside of the Quad Cities. He moved to Colorado in 1981 and to Estes Park in 1992. David has a degree in computer science and physics from the University of Colorado and has a professional accounting background.

Along with his volunteer work at the Library, David and his wife Mary support many local nonprofits that focus on children. They love to vacation in southern Utah, and when they are not 4-wheeling, they also volunteer in Utah at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, where they met the 2 dogs that are now part of their family. One of their most memorable travel experiences was visiting the Grand Tetons and seeing the solar eclipse against that majestic backdrop, which David describes as a “jaw-dropping experience that I won’t forget”. 

When David isn’t volunteering on the Library’s Finance Committee or preparing for and attending Board of Trustee meetings, he has an eclectic range of hobbies which includes reading, especially any non-fiction from astronomy to the Revolutionary War. He also enjoys learning German, practicing amateur photography, 4-wheeling, and flying remote-control helicopters. 

Of the Library, David says: “...it is the community space every town deserves. It is a privilege to be associated with it.
It is our privilege, David, to have you part of our Library and community!