The Friends of South Whatcom Library are volunteers who give of their time to support our local South Whatcom Library. We’re a fun group and we’d love to have you join us! We know your time is valuable, so we offer FLEXIBLE VOLUNTEERING, which means being able to give a manageable portion of your time to an activity that is meaningful to you. Whether that is helping with a single activity or event or serving on a committee or as a board member.

Below you’ll find a list of volunteer positions that are currently open or possibly opening soon. Feel free to contact us if something piques your interest or if you have questions.


Enjoy an hour or two helping your community at any of the following SWL and Friends 2024 SUMMER EVENTS:

June 26th – Summer Reading Kickoff – SWL

July 13th – Sudden Valley Fair – Friends of South Whatcom Library info table – near SV Rec Center

July 20th – Whatcom Grooves Jazz Concert at the Glenhaven Lakes Clubhouse in Glenhaven, Wa

July 27th – Junior Grooves – SWL

August 9th – Children’s Kraft Fair – SWL

August 16th – SWL and Friends Ice Cream Social – SWL

If you see an event or activity that interests you please let us know by signing up at the South Whatcom Library for the event, time and activity of your choice or contact us here to submit your choice. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you to address any questions you might have and to make sure your volunteering experience is the best it can be!


  1. Volunteer Coordinator*: recruits and trains volunteers for Friends’ activities and events, works with the board and committee chairs to recruit interested members for committee and board participation. (*This position is currently filled, but may reopen in September 2024.)
  2. Resource and Development Committee Chair*: oversees the activities of the R&D committee which is responsible to identify and develop opportunities to raise awareness of library services and to help raise monies to meet needs beyond the library’s annual budget. (*This position is currently filled but will reopen in September 2024.)
  3. Concerts Committee Chair: oversees the activities of the Concerts Committee which is responsible for developing opportunities to connect our communities and our library through music. E.g. The Whatcom Grooves Annual Jazz Series in which the Whatcom County Library System, The Bellingham Jazz Center and Friends groups from across the county partner to create opportunities to connect young and old with books, music and each other.
  4. Committee membership on a committee of your choice: we have three standing committees: Membership, Resource and Development, and Concert and two sub-committees which are housed under the Resource and Development Committee. These include our Book Sales and our Social Media (website and Facebook) sub-committees.

*Please don’t be intimidated by any of these “fancy” names, they just identify someone who feels comfortable taking abit of a leadership role to do fun things with a group of fun folks. We’re all in this together.

Friends of South Whatcom Library is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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