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Health Literacy and Library Services Volunteer

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ZSFG Library

  • 81 people are interested

IMPORTANT! Due to the COVID-19 situation, the ZSFG Library is formally closed for the foreseeable future; volunteers are not needed at the present time. We encourage all interested volunteers to review other opportunities in the meantime, and look forward to seeing you in the future! We will update this page when we know more about when we reopen and when volunteer services will start again at ZSFG.


The ZSFG Library at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco needs volunteers to help at the library itself as well as spreading the word about online health literacy resources!

We are especially looking for volunteers who can assist us directly at the library in the late mornings into early afternoons Mondays through Fridays. This would involve some desk work as well as general assistance as needed. We don't need a full commitment for every day of the week, but the more, the better!

Volunteers would also work with patients directly at the ZSFG hospital to help them learn about resources like MedlinePlus, supported by the National Library of Medicine, as well as an introduction to Epic/MyChart, the patient portal setup used by the San Francisco Health Network at ZSFG as well as the city/county clinics.

Volunteers would also be able to assist in informing patients about the library in turn, including our ZSFG Reads program, which allows patients and members of the public to check out from our collection of general fiction and nonfiction reading, as well as our Consumer Health collection.

Shifts are available in the mornings and afternoons, Mondays through Fridays. We are closed on weeknights and weekends.

We are especially interested in volunteers who may also speak one or more of our key language groups we serve at ZSFG: Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese or Russian. This is not a requirement.

Volunteers interested in further experience in the medical field would also get the opportunity to shadow nurses and physicians elsewhere in the hospital.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

More opportunities with ZSFG Library

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About ZSFG Library


1001 Potrero Ave., Bldg. 30, Box 0809, San Francisco, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Library provides information services for faculty, staff, students, and patients at ZSFG, with a focus on programs and services to support patient care, education, research, and clinical decision making.


The ZSFG Library is located at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in San Francisco. We serve both patients and staff at the hospital, but we are also open to the public. We have access to a wide variety of medical texts, as well as sections on consumer health and general reading material, as well as computers for general Internet use. We are open from 8 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays.

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


ZSFG Library1001 Potrero Ave.Bldg. 30San Francisco, CA 94110



  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 hours a week.
  • Customer service and working with diverse groups. Some college education preferred.

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