Volunteers are a vital part of the success of the Library. The 26 community libraries rely on the support of our many volunteers to complete important tasks.
Each community library has different volunteer needs. Please contact your community library for more information about volunteer opportunities.
You may also complete the volunteer interest form. 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 six months.
Opportunity to deliver books to homebound library patrons. Minimum age 18, with valid CA driver’s license, and auto insurance. Volunteers must have access to an automobile. Live Scan fingerprinting is required.
Assist library staff with general ongoing library tasks. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and communicate cooperatively with staff.
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.
ESL Conversation Group Volunteer
Assists with developing a weekly topical conversation for the speaker/learning group who attends the group discussion.
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.
Homework Help (minimum age 16)
Opportunity to help students succeed in their academic endeavors. Volunteers 18 and older must complete Live Scan fingerprinting.
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.
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 the Project Second Chance page.
Summer Read Teen Volunteer
Teens must be entering eighth grade or above, with parental consent. Time commitment is one to two hours per week. Recruitment starts in April of each year.