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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Wicomico Public Libraries (Paul S. Sarbanes, Centre & Pittsville) are in need of dedicated, hardworking and friendly volunteers to help us in the following areas:


General Opportunities

Includes shelf reading, restocking materials and material maintenance (i.e. DVD cleaning, or bookbinding repairs). Straightening, alphabetizing, cutting scrap paper, organizing DVD collections, creating packets, children and youth program planning. Work includes prolonged sitting, as well as moderate lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, pulling and pushing activities. Opportunities available at Paul S. Sarbanes, Centre & Pittsville Branches.


Teen Summer Program

Teen volunteers 13 and older are needed to help with special programs, as well as assisting with the Summer Reading Program. This opportunity is only available from June – August.

Homework Help Center

Volunteers are needed to help students in grades K-12 with their homework. This includes using computers, tutoring, and helping to create school projects. Bi-lingual skills are a plus! Opportunities are available at Paul S. Sarbanes and Pittsville Branches.


Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library host many different volunteer opportunities including the in-house bookstore, the Bookshelf, Fall & Spring book sale, special events and community outreach. 

Job Search Support

Volunteers are needed to help assist patrons in filling out online applications, writing resumes and cover letters. Provide informal instruction to job search patrons in accessing and using computers; assist with organizing displays.


Project READ

Volunteers for adult literacy coaches must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English. They must also be willing to tutor an adult learner twice a week (90 minutes each session). Volunteers must submit to an interview with the Project READ Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers must also participate in an initial training/orientation session. Learn more about Project READ.

Volunteer Coordinator

Untia Bigelow

Email: volunteer@wicomico.org

Phone: 410-749-3612 x140

Untia Bigelow started out as a volunteer for Wicomico Public Library in 2012 and was quickly hired as the ESL Assistant Director that same year. As an AmeriCorps volunteer she also served as the coordinator of an after-school program in partnership with the Pittsville Branch. 

Over time, Untia has worked in almost every department of Wicomico Public Library. She enjoyed getting to know library members at the circulation desk for years, and especially enjoyed working with families in the children’s department. 

In 2015 she became the volunteer coordinator for the library and has loved working with the community as well as the Friends of the Wicomico Public Library organization to support their volunteer needs. Her motto is simply this: volunteerism is the heart at work for others!