Visitor Center Volunteer at the Central Library


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


Central Library1000 4th AvenueSeattle, WA 98104


The Central Library’s Visitor Center is located close to the Fifth Avenue entrance. Volunteer ambassadors welcome individuals and provide directional information about classes, events, exhibits and meetings in the library. They also offer tourist information, directions to downtown locations and referrals to the Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services in the Washington Convention Center.

Visitor Center volunteers enjoy interacting with library patrons and visitors from around the world. Qualities of successful volunteers include interpersonal communication skills, a friendly demeanor, patience, flexibility and compassion for people from all walks of life.

A weekly commitment for at least six months is requested. If you are unable to volunteer once a week, you can be scheduled on alternating weeks or as a floater volunteer (for 2-3 shifts per month). We are seeking volunteers for the following Visitor Center shifts:

  • Sunday: 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Sunday: 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Monday: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Thursday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Thursday: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Friday: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Saturday: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

For more information and to request a volunteer application packet, contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator at


  • Customer Service
  • Office Reception
  • People Skills

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-12 hours per month.
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