Volunteer Away Your Fines

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Clear Your Fines

Tired of not being able to use your library card? Eliminate your fines by volunteering. Fines will be cleared from your account at a rate of $20 per hour.

There are many different volunteer activities available that don’t call for specific skills or experience. Assist with branch programs, library events, and maintaining a welcoming environment in our facilities. We’ll be here with you every step of the way to provide guidance and support.

Details and Requirements

  • Register by contacting the library branch hosting the specific volunteer event
  • Must be able to complete the full duration of the volunteer activity. Please arrive 15 minutes early to update your library account information and sign-in
  • Anyone under the age of 15 must volunteer alongside a parent/legal guardian
  • No experience or special skills necessary
  • Training and supplies will be provided
  • Volunteer at any of the San José Public Library locations
  • Frequently Asked Questions

More Reasons to Volunteer

  • Support your local library and improve their services
  • Encourage civic responsibility
  • Make a difference by strengthening and beautifying your community
  • Receive physical and mental benefits (PDF, 3.01MB) such as stress reduction, personal growth, self-esteem, and a feeling of accomplishment and camaraderie
  • Gain professional experience which can be pivotal when applying for college or a new job
  • Connect with others in your community

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