Why Volunteer

The Hingham Public Library is a valuable and popular resource for the Town of Hingham. In order to continue to provide the best possible service to the community, the Library relies on its volunteers. Volunteering offers you an opportunity to meet others who love books and libraries, and to provide valuable service to the Library and the community. If this interests you, please consider joining our volunteer corp.

Application Process

All those interested in volunteering at the Library must complete a Criminal Offense Record Investigation (CORI) form according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application as well as a CORI Form, and drop them off at the Main Circulation Desk. You can also stop by the desk for a copy of the form. Once your application is received, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator to set up an interview. 

Prospective volunteers under the age of 18 must also have a signed permission form from their parents or legal guardian, as well as fill out this CORI Form for minors.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers help in a variety of ways including: 

  • selecting and delivering books for our home delivery service
  • working in the library's used bookstore
  • shelving books and keeping the shelves organized
  • occasional special projects

Give us a call to ask about current opportunites: 781-741-1405.

Junior Volunteer Program

The Junior Volunteer program at the Hingham Public Library is a community service opportunity for children and youth ages 12 - 16. Visit the Junior Volunteer Program page to find out how even younger Hingham residents can get involved by volunteering.