National Volunteer Week

At the Goffstown Public Library, we are honored to work with many dedicated and impassioned volunteers: Joan, who brings her dog Candy to us for children to read aloud and improve their skills; the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, a small and mighty group of volunteers who raises money to fully fund our Museum Pass Program, gingerbread decorating workshops, and so much more; and members of the Goffstown Public Library Foundation, whose mission it is to work on a capital campaign for a much-needed building addition. Finally, the Library Board of Trustees, who spend many personal hours meeting, advocating, and planning for the future of our Library. We applaud you all!

Outline of three extended hands reach for the sky, surrounded by hearts above the date 2023.

National Volunteer Week is celebrated annually to: recognize those individuals who give of themselves, and to promote volunteerism in every community. This week was established in 1974 by a proclamation signed by President Richard Nixon, and the Points of Light Foundation encourages volunteerism, with this poignant statement: “Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. When each of us, in our own way, answers the call to make a difference, we make progress in solving our most persistent problems, and create stronger communities and a more just society.”

If you’re interested in volunteering, please get in touch with the Friends at