Volunteer Services

Family cleaning toys during volunteer event. Volunteer Services logo

Each year, more than 3,000 community members donate their time, skills and talents to strengthen the services provided by San José Public Library.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering at your local library is a great way to:

  • Use your talents
  • Provide valuable service to the community
  • Share your skills
  • Meet great people
  • Reduce your fines through service


150 E. San Fernando St., San José, CA 95112

Jason Pell
Jason Pell
Volunteer Services Analyst

Volunteer Resources

Here are some guidelines and policies helpful for our volunteers:

Volunteer Handbook (PDF) – Guidelines, information, and benefits of volunteering for the library.

Video TutorialsHow to log hours | Using MyVolunteerPage.com

How to Become a Library Volunteer

Details on the process of becoming a library volunteer.

Volunteer FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the volunteer experience at our library.

Log Your Hours

Login to enter your volunteer hours and update your information. (myvolunteerpage.com)

Featured Opportunities

Volunteer Census Ambassador

Become a Library Census Station Ambassador and help ensure your community gets counted.

Coding5K Program Leader

Help enhance STEAM programming for students in San José.

Friends of the Library

Join a wonderful team of community organizers that support library programs.

Homework Club Volunteer

Help students achieve academic success at the Library.

Partners in Reading

Work with adults to improve their reading and writing skills.

Volunteer Away Your Fines

Eliminate your library fines by volunteering.

Latest Blogs

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
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00 AM

Become a Volunteer Census Ambassador

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

Jason Pell
Monday, February 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
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:00 PM