Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Library Volunteers Library volunteers contribute hundreds of hours and provide invaluable service to their communities and to the OC Public Libraries. Volunteers are trained by professional librarians to assist in a variety of programs and activities.
The Friends of the Library The Friends of the OC Public Libraries dedicate their time to promoting the library within the community, enriching resources, providing legislative support and sponsoring cultural programs. Funds raised by the Friends support children's programs and other projects.
Each library branch offers unique volunteer opportunities such as the activities listed below. Check with your branch librarian to determine what's available at your local branch.
Teach internet classes
Assist with after-school homework centers
Create art displays and assist with arts & crafts projects
Staff phones and answer questions from library patrons
Shelve books and assist with book repair
Assist with the Children's Summer Reading program
Help preserve special collections
Participate in storytime activities and puppet shows
Assist with fundraising activities and special events
And much, much more!
OC Public Libraries volunteers are part of the library's circle of influence. They improve, enrich and support the library system and help promote library services and programs within the community.
Library volunteers are offered an opportunity to:
Lean new skills and gain experience
Become involved in their community and provide valuable service
Make new friends and gain fresh perspectives
Apply their talents and expertise to a variety of projects/activities