The Contra Costa County Library volunteers have contributed approximately 47,000 hours over the last fiscal year, July 2015 - June 2016, to support our library programs. Thank you to all of our volunteers for making a tremendous difference in our libraries and communities.
As a volunteer, you bring to the library your time, skills, and dedication. And, as a member of the community, you are a reflection of the educational, informational, and cultural needs and interests of your community.
Volunteer opportunities at the library - not just for teens!
The following includes a few continuous opportunities, check your local library for current jobs or enter your zip code into the “Get Involved” link to find other volunteer opportunities.
- Computer Docent
Teens must be 16 years or older, with parental consent. Time commitment is at least two hours a week. Docents work with the public on designated computer terminals on by-appointment basis.
- Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library groups support and promote their local libraries with book sales and fundraisers. The proceeds have enabled libraries to extend open hours and to purchase additional books, magazines and audiovisual materials.
- Books for the Homebound (Adult Delivery Service)
Opportunity to deliver books to homebound library patrons. Minimum age 18, with valid CA driver’s License, and auto insurance, must have access to automobile. Live Scan fingerprinting is required.
- Community Service/Short-Term
Assist library staff with general ongoing library task. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and communicate cooperatively with staff.
- Homework Help (minimum age 16)
Opportunity to help students succeed in their academic endeavors. Volunteers 18 and older must complete live scan fingerprinting, paid by library administration.
- In Library Public Services Support
Assist library staff in routine ongoing library tasks. Must be service oriented and able to work cooperatively with public and staff.
- Project Second Chance
Provide one-on-one basic literacy instruction to English speaking adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, and spelling skills. For tutor training information, go to (www.ccclib.org/psc).
For further information about volunteering, please contact your local community library.
You can make a difference at the Library!