Like books and quiet? Be a Library Friend!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Hillview Branch Library1600 Hopkins DriveSan Jose, CA 95122
A Friend works in our children's book sale nook.


Join a team of interesting and fun book-loving volunteers! Choose from a variety of jobs, from sorting donations to shelving, sales and marketing. Every volunteer makes a measurable impact in the funds that Friends raises for the Library's life-enriching programs and services. Friends offers many rewarding volunteer opportunities for individuals, and high school, college, corporate, or community groups of any size.

This is a GREAT volunteer position for someone who likes a quiet space to work by themselves or with a small group of people, and who does not do a lot of customer interaction. Friends also put on occasional book sales at the library (at most, once a quarter), which generate the majority of the funding Hillview Library uses for children, teen and adult programming as well as acquiring special publications or collections. In turn, the book sale space provides the Hillview community with access to high-quality, low-cost reading materials.

We ask that you volunteer at least 3 hours per month. We will train you on the process of sorting and organizing donations, as well as merchandising. Once you are trained, you can work whenever you want, as long as the library is open!


  • Advertising
  • Organization
  • Fundraising
  • Merchandising
  • Retail / Sales
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours a month

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