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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at one of our 26 Libraries. Please complete the interest form below. If your qualifications meet the needs of the library we will contact you for an interview. If not, your interest card will remain on file for 6 months.

Hiring Summer Reading Teen Volunteers
Teens entering 8th grade – 12th grade, with parental consent may apply. Qualifications include the ability to give enthusiastic customer service, take directions and follow them accurately. Must be dependable and able to commit to one to two hour shifts per week (maximum of 4 hours per week. Complete the interest form above. A library staff member will contact you to schedule an interview. Orientation and training available upon acceptance into the volunteer program.

The following includes a few continuous opportunities: (add this below the summer reading text, above the list of volunteer jobs).

Computer Docent

Teens must be 16 years or older, with parental consent. Time commitment is at least two hours a week. Docents work with the public on designated computer terminals on by-appointment basis.

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library groups support and promote their local libraries with book sales and fundraisers. The proceeds have enabled libraries to extend open hours and to purchase additional books, magazines and audiovisual materials.

Books for the Homebound (Adult Delivery Service)
Opportunity to deliver books to homebound library patrons. Minimum age 18, with valid CA driver’s License, and auto insurance, must have access to automobile. Live Scan fingerprinting is required.

Community Service/Short-Term
Assist library staff with general ongoing library task. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and communicate cooperatively with staff.

Homework Help (minimum age 16)
Opportunity to help students succeed in their academic endeavors. Volunteers 18 and older must complete live scan fingerprinting, paid by library administration.

In Library Public Services Support
Assist library staff in routine ongoing library tasks. Must be service oriented and able to work cooperatively with public and staff.

Project Second Chance
Provide one-on-one basic literacy instruction to English speaking adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, and spelling skills. For tutor training information, go to (

For further information about volunteering, please contact your local community library.

Library Volunteers
You can make a difference at the Library!