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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a tremendously important part of Westlake Porter Public Library. Each year approximately 10,000 hours of volunteer work are done at the library.

We welcome your involvement and commitment and offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to match your interests, skills, and availability.

To volunteer, stop by the library to pick up an application or download it here. Return it to the library in person or via fax.

Volunteer Application (PDF)

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Reception Desk Greeter
  • Circulation assistance
  • Friends' Book Nook Used Book Store

Volunteering for the Friends of Porter Public Library may require membership in Friends.


WPPL accepts applications for energetic and creative teens to help with a variety of tasks and programs around the Library during two sessions every year: the summer and the academic school year. As space permits, we do accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the school year.

This is a great opportunity for teens in grades 8-12 to give back to their community, get service hours in a fun, relaxed environment, and boost their college applications!

Learn more about volunteering

We are no longer accepting applications to volunteer during the 2023-2024 school year. Applications for our Summer 2024 volunteer session will be available later this year. Contact Youth Services with questions.

Andrew Mangels presents an award plaque to Bob Plantz

Bob Plantz received the Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award at the library's Volunteer Appreciation Reception on April 16, 2023. The award is given annually to the volunteer who best demonstrates the spirit of volunteerism exemplified by its namesake, Myrna Chelko.

Tyrone volunteers with parachute play
Tyrone volunteers with parachute play

Volunteers with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities

Volunteer opportunities within the Youth Services Department are available for those ages 14+ with developmental or intellectual disabilities. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, download an application and return it to the library.

For more information contact the Disability Resources Librarian at (440) 250-5471.

Next Chapter Book Club

WPPL hosts the Next Chapter Book Club! NCBC is an opportunity for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities to make friends, enjoy books and have fun on a regular basis.

Club spots are limited and if you are interested in joining a club, or if you are interested in helping us provide NCBC to the community by facilitating a club, please contact the Disability Resources Librarian at 440-250-5471 for information.