Adult Services Volunteer
Have an interest in local history? Enjoy working with computers and technology? Four volunteers are needed to help with scanning and making historical photos and documents available on our Web site and in the library. Days and hours are flexible - however, a commitment to a mutually agreeable schedule will be expected through the duration of the project.

Duties may include any of the following - on your application ("Additional Skills" section), please tell us if you have experience with any of these tasks (we can train you on less-familiar skills):

Computer Skills:
Creating and editing documents using Microsoft programs.
Using HTML to create and/or edit Web pages.
Using Adobe Acrobat Pro to create and/or edit PDFs using a Mac.

Photo Editing/Sound Editing Skills:
Using digital cameras to capture images.
Using Microsoft Office Picture Manager or other photo editing software.
Using Flickr to upload, edit and tag photos.
Using Roxio and/or Garage Band to record narration.

Archiving skills:

Indexing of historical materials to assist with our newspaper archives
Transcribing historical documents
Scanning of documents


To apply for these volunteer positions, please complete the volunteer application (PDF) and return via email to A representative may contact only the volunteer applicants that meet our current criteria.

Please be aware of the following important items:

  • All accepted volunteers age 18 and older are required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check prior to starting volunteer work.
  • Volunteers are not paid positions and are not a promise for paid positions.
  • The Barrington Area Library does not accept volunteers for community service hours, under the age of 16 or for special needs cases due to the independent nature of the projects.