Library Lifelines: Volunteer Opportunities Abound

Our Communities Depend On Us

The San José Public Library is a hub of knowledge, community, and learning. It serves as a vital resource for individuals of all ages, connecting them to a wide range of books, digital media, and educational programs and resources. However, the library's success would not be possible without the dedication and support of its volunteers. By signing up to volunteer at the San José Public Library, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on your community while gaining valuable skills and experiences.

What Interests You?

There are various volunteer opportunities available at the library that cater to different interests and abilities. One option is becoming a literacy tutor through Partners in Reading, where you can help adults improve their reading and writing skills. This role allows you to directly contribute to someone's educational journey and empower them with lifelong learning abilities.

"I volunteer for the satisfaction of helping my learner lead a more enriched life through increased literacy and technology skills. In return, I have been immeasurably rewarded in learning more about the vastly different cultures between my learner and myself, and knowing that I make an impactful difference in someone's life."

Conal O'Rourke - Partners in Reading volunteer since 2014

If you have a passion for technology or enjoy working with computers, volunteering as a Tech Mentor may be the perfect fit for you. In this role, you guide library patrons through various computer basics such as navigating the internet or using the library’s eResources. Another rewarding opportunity is becoming a program assistant. You can help plan and organize events such as storytimes, Lego clubs, ukulele classes, or various other programs. This is a truly wonderful idea to help shape the library programming of tomorrow.

Make a Lasting Impact on an Individual's Life

By signing up to volunteer at the San José Public Library, you become an essential part of an institution that promotes education and enriches lives. Don't miss out on this chance to:

  • give back to your community
  • make a true difference in the life of an individual
  • gain valuable experience in an environment dedicated to knowledge-sharing