SJPL Invites You to Volunteer this Summer!

Adult volunteer signing up teens for the summer learning program. Text: Summer Volunteer, San Jose Public Library

Become an SJPL Summer Volunteer

Do you believe that every child deserves to thrive? Register to be an SJPL summer volunteer and help change the narrative for children and teens throughout San José.

Summertime is a welcome break for school-goers all over America. It’s also a time when many students lose learning ground, access to healthy meals, and opportunities to build skills and confidence. 

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.

The San José Public Library is looking for volunteers wanting to make an impact in their community by devoting between 1-3 hours a week. Assist with our Summer Learning program and our Free Summer Food Program. Two incredibly rewarding programs that greatly benefit from those looking to volunteer.

Register

Sign up for any of these summer opportunities:

  • Summer Learning Ambassador: Play a pivotal role in encouraging lifelong learning by promoting the Summer Learning program at any of our 25 locations. Connect with library users and explain the benefits of continued education during the summer months.
     
  • Free Summer Food Program Assistant: Ensure that local children get the nutrition they need to succeed with SJPL's Free Summer Food Program. Volunteer to distribute nutritious food to children and teens, at the following branch libraries:
    •    Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch
    •    Dr. Roberto Cruz - Alum Rock Branch
    •    Edenvale Branch
    •    Educational Park Branch
    •    Hillview Branch
    •    Joyce Ellington Branch
    •    Tully Community Branch

Volunteer - Make a difference!

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Services office at 408-808-2181 or volunteer@sjlibrary.org

Comments

I will be working with children all my life. I am a piano teacher. I can teach both. Food and music.

Hello Violeta. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at San José Public Library. I would love to chat with you about the possibility of having you volunteer with us this summer. Please contact me at volunteer@sjlibrary.org or 408-808-2181.

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