The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.
Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.
by Azhar M. from San Diego, CA
I have always loved coming to the library to either pick out a new book or do my homework/projects there since it's such a quiet place. However, I saw such little assistance there and not that many volunteers at libraries. I always wanted to give back to my community that I grew up but just never had the time or motivation to do so. Until I recently signed up for my school's community service/giving back project. I hope to volunteer at the Malcolm X Branch Library so I can use my time there to give back and it's also my favorite library growing up.
It would be a great opportunity to get the chance to spread the importance of knowledge. As well that there is a possible chance of helping kids learn how to read or helping adults find the necessary tools to enhance their reading.