A dynamic team of dedicated volunteers currently provides staff with the support that enables the library to provide diverse collections and services on a daily basis. To apply, simply print the volunteer application form from the Library home page and return it to one of the Palo Alto City libraries.
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.
We are now accepting new volunteers for the Library Home Connection (outreach program). For more information regarding the Library Home Connection, contact: Anita Delaney by calling 650.617.3100 ext 3215.
Days and hours are flexible to meet individual needs and we welcome new volunteers throughout the year!
Assist with mailing announcements, newsletters, etc.
Help the Friends of the Library prepare for monthly book sales
Deliver materials to homebound customers
Cover, mend and repair books
Do art or graphics work
Work with children
Assist with opening the library and other housekeeping tasks
Assist book and audiovisual material selectors
Process incoming materials
Filing and other clerical tasks
Washing book and magazine covers
Shelving books and other library materials
Benefits of Volunteering at the Palo Alto Library:
Eligibility to join the Palo Alto City Employees Credit Union
Eligibility for City of Palo Alto Employee classes
Annual Library volunteer appreciation event
Flexible schedules to meet your needs
Quarterly newsletter (sample)
For more information, or to make an appointment for an interview, contact the Library or the volunteer coordinator at 650.617.3100 ext 3215.
We'll try to get back to you within two working days!