In the Library

In-the-Library volunteer opportunities are currently unavailable due to the temporary library closure.  However, please see the section, below, for Reading Program volunteer opportunities that continue to exist (in altered formats, due to COVID), for which volunteer help is much appreciated.  The In-the-Library volunteer opportunities listed here are not currently available.  Please disregard this section, until this notice is removed, and instead please read the Reading Program section below.  Thank you for your understanding.  We appreciate your interest in volunteering.

All libraries in the Santa Clara County Library District welcome volunteers and appreciate their contributions of time and talent to assist library staff in delivering services more efficiently and effectively. A variety of assignments are available, including library ambassadors, building volunteers, circulation volunteers, clerical support, English as a second language (ESL) programs, and tutoring with The Reading Program.

For more information about the available assignments and volunteer schedules, please visit or call your local library. You may also learn more about volunteering by reviewing the following application forms:

Teen Volunteer Opportunities for volunteers 14-17 years of age. The Library does not accept volunteers under 14 years of age.

Adult Volunteer Application for volunteers 18 and over.

Volunteer applications may be returned at any library location.

For the Reading Program

  1. See the Reading Program's volunteer orientation & training schedule
  2. Contact the Reading Program directly at phone number: (408) 262-1349 or email: readingprogram@sccl.org
  3. Fill out and return the Reading Program Volunteer Intake Form, opens a new window

With Library Support Groups

Learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Friends of the Library groups as well as Library Foundations and Endowments by visiting the Library Support Groups page.

In the Community

VolunteerMatch, opens a new window provides a searchable directory of volunteer opportunities with a variety of organizations throughout Santa Clara County and beyond.

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