SJPL Invites You to Volunteer this Summer!

Volunteers, including Mayor Liccardo and the Earthquakes Mascot, distribute nutritious food to neighborhood children during the summer

Make an impact in your community. Volunteer with SJPL this summer!

Summertime is a welcome break for school-goers all over the United States. It’s also a time when many students lose learning ground, access to healthy meals, and opportunities to build skills and confidence. The San José Public Library is looking for fun-loving volunteers wanting to make an impact in their community by devoting between 1-3 hours a day at least once a week and make a huge difference in our community. Assist with our Summer Reading Challenge and our Free Summer Food Program. Two incredibly rewarding programs that greatly benefit from those looking to volunteer.

By fifth grade, low income children without summer learning opportunities
are already two to three years behind their peers. As a result, low-income
youth are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college.

Source: Summer Matters


Sign up by clicking on any of the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer Mentor: Help your community while interacting with local youth and families. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help promote our Summer Reading Challenge.
  • Summer Food Program Assistant: Help ensure that local children get the nutrition they need to succeed with SJPL's Free Summer Food Program. Last summer the San José Public Library was able to provide over 7,000 meals to children and families. Volunteer to distribute nutritious food to neighborhood children anytime during the week.
  • Teen volunteer opportunities: Need community services hours for school? Sign up to volunteer with SJPL.

Volunteer - Make a difference!

Volunteer with San José Public Library and encourage lifelong learning while meeting new people with shared interests and your commitment to community.

Check out even more ways to support the library, including volunteer opportunities that fit various age groups and interests, on our Volunteer & Donate page.

Add new comment

Comments are expected to follow the basic rules of civility and be relevant to the topic being commented upon. Comments will be reviewed prior to posting. Blog comments represent the views of the person commenting, not necessarily those of San José Public Library. For more information see SJPL's Comment Guidelines.