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 – Heather Heinz

Heather Heinz is one of those rare unicorns – a Colorado native! She was raised down the canyon in Greeley and used to visit Estes frequently during childhood. Heather moved to Estes in 2017 and became the Head Distiller at Elkins Distillery, performing some magical chemistry for 2 years before moving into an administrative role. Heather also manages her own business: Whisky Mountain Soap Co. and still somehow manages to find time to volunteer at the Library and the Library Friends & Foundation, where she dedicates time to One Book One Valley, the Friends & Foundation Board and Cliffhanger Used Books, to name a few of her contributions. 

Heather has a very eclectic educational background which includes ceramics, library science, teaching, dentistry and finally chemistry, hence the distilling expertise.  She has traveled to several European countries and to many states across the country, with New Mexico and Utah being some of her favorite places. We’re not sure how Heather finds the time for hobbies, but she enjoys spending time with her partner Joe and her cat, Lucy. She also loves reading, baking, embroidery, soap making and taking care of her local book club, Book Broads.

Heather’s love of libraries and reading began at a young age with rainy afternoons spent with the family and stories from the Great Illustrated Classics. As a teenager, she was part of the Magnet Arts program and helped paint a mural inside the Centennial Library. Of libraries, Heather says: “They were always more than just a building with books inside. They were a safe place to explore, learn and let my imagination loose.” We say a resounding ‘YES!’ to that. Heather continues: “Volunteering at our Estes Valley Library helps me to keep those memories and connections alive and to keep creativity and curiosity flowing. I think we are inherently drawn to things that make us feel good and lift us up. For me, that’s the library and all the folks that come along with it”