Help Your Local Community By Volunteering At Your Local MCFL Branch! (Multiple Locations)


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Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) are always looking for volunteers to increase the productivity and impact of our branches. Listed below are just some of the volunteering opportunities available at our branches, located all over Monterey County.

Book Donation: This volunteer will help maintain the donated books received for the branch’s book sales. Duties may include procuring, weeding (discarding books which cannot be sold), stamping, and organizing donated books. Volunteers will not be allowed to handle any of the sales aspects of a branch’s book sale.

Citizenship Tutor: This volunteer will help tutor people who plan on taking the citizenship test. Highly skilled volunteers are preferred for this volunteer role, especially those who are bilingual.

Digital Scanner: This volunteer will help scan materials for the library archive. Old photos will generally be the primary objects scanned for the archival system, but volunteers may be asked to scan other materials, like old newspapers.

Display Artist: This volunteer will help with decorating the library space, which may include wall displays and/or the library bulletin board. Volunteers may also be asked to help update the postings on the bulletin board.

Homework Center: This volunteer will assist students, ranging anywhere from elementary school to high school, with their homework. Hours are limited to when the branch’s homework center is open (typically after school), and math skills are especially preferred amongst volunteers.

Library Equipment Maintenance: This volunteer will help with the cleaning and daily maintenance of library equipment in the library. Most of the equipment that requires maintenance in the library is related to children in some shape or form, so a willingness to interact with children would be beneficial to this role.

Shelver: This volunteer assists the library by taking unorganized library materials from library carts, tables, book drops, etc., then shelving them in the proper call number order. This facilitates location of materials by staff and library users and helps maintain the libraries in good order. This volunteer may also respond to simple requests for information from the public by providing the information or referring the question to appropriate library staff. This also allows makes a positive difference in how much time the staff has to dedicate towards other responsibilities.

Tech Support: This volunteer will help patrons with any problems related to technology around the library. Typically this will consist of assisting library users with simple issues related to using library computers like printing, using the library catalog, setting up an e-mail account, word processing, etc. Assistance may include other library equipment at the branch like microfilm readers, iPads, etc.

Tech Tutoring: This volunteer will help teach patrons, many of whom have not used advanced technology in their lifetimes, how to efficiently operate computers, e-books, and/or smart phones.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact the library’s volunteer program at


  • Adult Education
  • Tutoring
  • Organization
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 4+ hours per month, 3 months per year
  • Attend a volunteer orientation, respect the dates and times you are scheduled
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