Transform lives by serving at the Library!

From welcoming guests and helping them through the Library, to praying with those who want to make a decision for Jesus Christ, Library volunteers ensure a friendly and spiritually enriching time for all Library guests.

If you want to minister to people from around the world and enjoy working with others, would you prayerfully consider becoming a Library volunteer? We need men and women who are passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Volunteers receive in-depth training, and have the joy of seeing lives changed through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Year-Round

  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer

Nearly 300 year-round volunteers support the Billy Graham Library, and we are always looking for new individuals. Are you retired and looking for something to do, or homeschooled with a flexible schedule? Become a Billy Graham Library year-round volunteer! To receive year-round status, we ask that you commit to serve for at least six months. Year-round volunteers can serve in three ways:

  1. The Journey of Faith and Homeplace: Serve by welcoming guests to the Library and the Homeplace, assisting guests through The Journey of Faith tour, and praying with guests. You must commit to serve a minimum of 12 hours per month. If employed full-time, the requirement is 8 hours per month and may be completed in two 4-hour shifts on separate days or one 8-hour shift.
  2. Bookstore Greeter: Greet and direct guests in the bookstore area, hand out gifts to children, straighten and stock shelves, and perform administrative duties. You must commit to serve a minimum of 12 hours per month: one 4-hour shift per week or one 8-hour shift every other week. At this time there is a waiting list for this volunteer position. We encourage you to look at and pray about other volunteer ministry positions.
  3. Dairy Bar Assistant: Provide customer service while cleaning, restocking, serving, and assisting with line control and general food service duties. You must commit to serve a minimum of 12 hours per month, one 4-hour shift per week on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. If employed full-time, the requirement is 8 hours per month.

Apply Here

Volunteer FAQ
What are the benefits of becoming a Library Volunteer?

  • Be a part of lives changing every day through the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Join a community of people who love to serve others and support one another.
  • Be inspired to share your faith with others.
  • Meet people from around the world.
  • Attend prayer and devotional meetings.
  • Gain important community service hours.
  • Grow and strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy discounts in the Graham Brothers’ Dairy Bar and Ruth’s Attic bookstore.
What do year-round volunteers at the Library do?

  • Welcome guests to the Library and the Homeplace.
  • Assist guests through the Journey of Faith tour.
  • Pray with guests.
  • Assist the Bookstore Team or Dairy Bar Team
What are the different shifts (times) available to serve?

The Journey of Faith and Homeplace Volunteers have two shifts:

  • The morning shift is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • The afternoon shift is from 1 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

Both shifts are given 25-minute breaks.

Shift times for the Bookstore Team and Dairy Bar Team will vary.

What are the requirements?

  • You must have a Christian testimony.
  • You must be 16 years of age or older.
  • You must reside in Charlotte, NC, or the surrounding area.
  • You must visit the Library and go on the Journey of Faith tour.
  • You must complete an interview and background check.
  • You must provide a pastoral and two general references.
  • You must sign the Volunteer Agreement.
  • You must agree with BGEA’s Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct.
  • You must attend training.
  • You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the Library.
  • You must be able to stand for four hours (with breaks).
What is the process to become a volunteer?

  • The selection process begins with various reference checks, a criminal background check, and a one-hour interview.
  • Once accepted, volunteers attend a day of On-site training and a day of Christian Life & Witness training.
How do I start the process?

Begin by completing the volunteer application form. Please read our Statement of Faith and Volunteer Requirements before you apply.

What happens after I complete the application?

  • We will check your references and then contact you to schedule an interview.
  • If we determine you are a good fit for our volunteer ministry, we will send you an invitation to our next On-site training here at the Library.
What will I wear?

  • For The Journey of Faith and Homeplace volunteers, the Billy Graham Library provides a Billy Graham Library vest and scarf or tie.
  • You provide a white collared short-sleeve or long sleeve shirt, black pants/skirt and comfortable shoes.
  • Dairy Bar Assistants and Bookstore Greeters have separate apparel requirements.

Summer

  • Youth Volunteers
  • Youth Volunteers
  • Youth Volunteers

Summer is a lively time at the Billy Graham Library and seasonal volunteers are a key part of making the ministry happen. Are you a student or teacher looking for a meaningful volunteering opportunity during the summer? Become a Billy Graham Library summer volunteer! To receive summer volunteer status, we ask that you commit to serve for at least two months of the summer. Summer volunteers can serve in three ways:

  1. The Journey of Faith and Homeplace: Serve by welcoming guests to the Library, assisting guests through The Journey of Faith tour, and praying with guests. You must commit to serve 16 hours per month.
  2. Bookstore Greeter: Greet and direct guests in the bookstore area. Volunteer will become familiar with the titles offered, gift products, and the layout of the store to help guests find the resources they need. Volunteer may occasionally be asked to straighten or restock as needed. Volunteer will primarily interact with guests in the bookstore. You must commit to serve 16 hours per month.
  3. Dairy Bar Attendant: Provide customer service while cleaning, restocking, serving, and assisting with general food service duties. You must commit to serve 16 hours per month.

Apply Here

Summer Volunteer FAQ
What are the benefits of becoming a Library Volunteer?

  • Be a part of lives changing every day through the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Join a community of people who love to serve others and support one another.
  • Be inspired to share your faith with others.
  • Meet people from around the world.
  • Attend prayer and devotional meetings.
  • Gain important community service hours.
  • Grow and strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy discounts in the Graham Brothers’ Dairy Bar and Ruth’s Attic bookstore.
What do summer volunteers at the Library do?

  • Welcome guests to the Library.
  • Assist guests through The Journey of Faith tour.
  • Assist the Bookstore Team or the Dairy Bar Team.
What are the different shifts (times) available to serve?

The Journey of Faith and Homeplace Volunteers have two shifts:

  • The morning shift is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • The afternoon shift is from 1 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

Both shifts are given 25-minute breaks.

Shift times for the Bookstore Team and the Dairy Bar Team will vary.

What are the requirements?

  • You must have a Christian testimony.
  • You must be 16 years of age or older.
  • You must reside in Charlotte, NC, or the surrounding area.
  • You must visit the Library and go on the Journey of Faith tour.
  • You must complete an interview and background check.
  • You must provide a pastoral and two general references.
  • You must sign the Volunteer Agreement.
  • You must agree with BGEA’s Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct.
  • You must attend training.
  • You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the Library.
  • You must be able to stand for four hours (with breaks).
What is the process to become a volunteer?

  • The selection process begins with various reference checks, a criminal background check, and a one-hour interview.
  • Once accepted, volunteers attend a day of On-site training and a day of Christian Life & Witness training.
How do I start the process?

Begin by completing the volunteer application form. Please read our Statement of Faith and Volunteer Requirements before you apply.

What happens after I complete the application?

  • We will contact you to schedule an interview.
  • If we determine you are a good fit for our volunteer ministry, we will send you an invitation to our next On-site training here at the Library.
What will I wear?

  • For The Journey of Faith and Homeplace volunteers, the Billy Graham Library provides a Billy Graham Library vest and scarf or tie.
  • You provide a white collared short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt, black pants/skirt and comfortable shoes.
  • Dairy Bar Assistants and Bookstore Greeters have separate apparel requirements.

Special Events

  • Special Events Volunteers
  • Special Events Volunteers
  • Special Events Volunteers

At this time there is a waiting list for this volunteer position. We encourage you to look at and pray about other volunteer ministry positions.

Special events at the Billy Graham Library include everything from formal banquets to children’s events and large outdoor events such as Bikers with Boxes. If you are interested in serving on a more flexible schedule, become a Billy Graham Library special events volunteer! Special events volunteers have the opportunity to interact with guests, offer directions, conduct registration, serve food, distribute gifts, and much more.

Special Event Attendant: Assist in areas such as greeting, registration, directions, food and giveaway stations, etc. You must commit to serve for at least 3 events or at least 15 hours a year and agree to at least a year commitment. Please note that most events are held on evenings and weekends.

Apply Here

Special Events Volunteer FAQ
What are the benefits of becoming a Library Volunteer?

  • Be a part of lives changing every day through the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Join a community of people who love to serve others and support one another.
  • Be inspired to share your faith with others.
  • Meet people from around the world.
  • Attend prayer and devotional meetings.
  • Gain important community service hours.
  • Grow and strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy discounts in the Graham Brothers’ Dairy Bar and Ruth’s Attic bookstore.
What do special events volunteers at the Library do?

  • Assist the Program Team in areas such as greeting, registration, directions, and food and beverage stations.
What are the different shifts (times) available to serve?

Times fluctuate depending on special event scheduling.

What are the requirements?

  • You must have a Christian testimony.
  • You must be 16 years of age or older.
  • You must reside in Charlotte, NC, or the surrounding area.
  • You must visit the Library and go on the Journey of Faith tour.
  • You must complete an interview and background check.
  • You must provide a pastoral and two general references.
  • You must sign the Volunteer Agreement.
  • You must agree with BGEA’s Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct.
  • You must attend training.
  • You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the Library.
  • You must be able to stand for four hours (with breaks).
  • You must meet Program Team requirements.
What is the process to become a volunteer?

  • The selection process begins with various reference checks, a criminal background check, and a one-hour interview.
  • Once accepted, volunteers attend training.
How do I start the process?

Begin by completing the volunteer application form. Please read our Statement of Faith and Volunteer Requirements before you apply.

What happens after I complete the application?

  • We will contact you to schedule an interview.
  • If we determine you are a good fit for our volunteer ministry, we will send you an invitation to our next on-site training here at the Library.
What will I wear?

Apparel requirements will differ depending on the event.


Christmas Volunteers

The Billy Graham Library is excitedly preparing for the 2020 Christmas at the Library season. We are anticipating a celebratory season of hope as we welcome guests to view the live Nativity, enjoy carriage rides and be inspired by the life of Billy Graham.

To make this happen, we need your help! If you have a heart for ministering to people of all ages with the love of Jesus, we are looking for volunteers to help during Christmas at the Library. You must be age 16 or older and available to serve two or more shifts, 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Monday -Thursday) and 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Friday-Saturday). Dinner is provided and each shift includes a break.

COVID-19 Precautions: Library staff and volunteers are screened daily for symptoms, including temperature checks. We ask that volunteers wear a face covering while serving inside the building. 

  • Christmas at the Library
  • Christmas at the Library
  • Christmas at the Library

Volunteers Receive:

  • A long-sleeved, Library volunteer shirt
  • A discount at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar
  • A discount at Ruth’s Attic Bookstore
  • A big dose of Christmas cheer from being a part of this unique opportunity to serve!
Christmas Volunteer Areas
  • Opportunities to serve may include participating as a Live Nativity character, assisting in the Bookstore or Dairy Bar, reading to children during Story Time, greeting guests as they arrive and many other vital roles.
  • When you arrive on your scheduled night we will assign you to an area of service. Please note that all positions may require serving outside for a portion of your time with us. If you have a health concern that would make this difficult please indicate in the comment box in your application.

Please apply as soon as possible, and be sure to read our Statement of Faith and Volunteer Requirements before you apply.

Christmas Volunteer Application

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