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Blogs: Volunteering

2020 Volunteer Feedback: Volunteers Thrive at SJPL!

See what Library volunteers are saying about their volunteer roles, expereinces, and collaboration with Library staff members.

Jason Pell
06/26/2020 - 3:00 PM

Practice English in Online Conversation Clubs

Virtual ELL Conversation Clubs are welcoming and respectful environments for adult learners of English online.

Jason Pell
06/19/2020 - 11:30 AM

Library Volunteering... From Home!

Virtual volunteer opportunities are now available throughout SJPL. Earn service hours at the Library from home.

Jason Pell
06/11/2020 - 4:30 PM

The 2020 Volunteers of the Year

The San José Public Library appreciates the tremendous contributions and efforts made by all our volunteers. Every year, each of our library locations and units selects an individual volunteer they…

Robert Miranda
04/20/2020 - 10:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Maher Penglin

Maher Penglin has been volunteering with San José Public Library since 2017. He's contributed almost 70 hours of volunteering this year alone. He has been an incredible help in restarting, maintaining

Robert Miranda
02/19/2020 - 5:00 AM

Become a Volunteer Census Ambassador

As a Volunteer Census Ambassador you will ensure your community gets counted.

Jason Pell
02/10/2020 - 10:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Melinda Stasch

Melinda began volunteering with the Almaden Branch Library in 2017. In two years, Melinda has dedicated over 250 hours as a library service volunteer, a Friend of the Library and

Robert Miranda
02/03/2020 - 12:00 PM

Are Library Fines Getting You Down? Then Just Volunteer!

If you're an avid library user, library fines are inevitable. At some point in your life, that book or DVD will slide under a car seat to be found days after its return date.

Robert Miranda
01/29/2020 - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Spotlight - Rohan Gumaste

Rohan is the lead instructor for the West Valley Branch Library’s Math Olympiad program. Math Olympiad is a weekly program for 3rd-5th graders that helps kids prepare for the Math Olympiad test.

Robert Miranda
01/14/2020 - 5:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Sherry Bruning

Sherry has been a long standing staple at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library for several years with the Friends of he Library..

Robert Miranda
01/03/2020 - 2:00 PM

A Poem-Worthy Interaction

A few weeks back, a volunteer named Marcia Cohen Zakai had an interaction so special she decided to write a poem to sum up her experience.

Robert Miranda
12/23/2019 - 5:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Rahul Amin

In the 2.5 years Rahul Amin has volunteered with the Alviso Branch, his growth in regard to both leadership and dedication to the Alviso community has clearly been demonstrated.

Robert Miranda
11/26/2019 - 3:00 PM