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Delaware Libraries love volunteers! They are the extra hands and feet needed to effectively reach as many as possible in our communities. Unfortunately, there are times when libraries are unable to utilize the valuable service they provide. In these special circumstances, there are still ways for you to serve across the state!  Please do check with the library closest to you for current information on volunteer opportunities.


Delaware has a State Office of Volunteerism to help strengthen communities statewide through the promotion of volunteer opportunities. There are over 900 agencies currently registered. Check them out! 


The Parks and Recreation departments for the State of Delaware, as well as New Castle. Kent & Sussex counties accept volunteers. The latest opportunities are posted on their websites. 

New Castle County

Kent County 

Sussex County


The First State Blog is a sister site to that provides seasonal topics and events. It also provides up-to-date volunteer information and opportunities across the state. Check it out! 

One of the most seasoned volunteer organizations is Habitat for Humanity. There are numerous volunteer positions available throughout the year. Take a look! 

VolunteerMatch is a national organization that helps people find volunteer opportunities that match their passions. You can narrow the focus to your local area, or look into opportunities across multiple states.  

Literacy Delaware  is an amazing program that works to help learners improve basic reading, writing, English language skills and more. They train tutors and match them with a learner or a small group at mutually convenient times and locations. All materials, books, and support are provided. 

We hope these resources are helpful in your search to volunteer in Delaware. We'd love to have your assistance in our libraries, but in circumstances when that is unavailable, please know you are still able to serve in other capacities across the Diamond State!