Volunteer at the Library

There are lots of opportunities for volunteers aged 16 and over at the library. Our current openings include:

  • Sorting and shelving
  • Preparing checked in materials for shelving, shelving materials, and maintaining shelved materials
  • Staffing the Information Desk
  • Greeting customers and providing directions to the library's staff and facilities
  • Reading to preschool children
  • Reading to groups of of Head Start preschool children for 30-45 minutes at various locations in Alameda (training provided but you will need your own transportation)
  • Providing computer instruction
  • Special Projects

If you are interested in spending some time working with us, please:

  1. Complete the Library Volunteer Application Form (PDF) Volunteer Application form and leave it at any library branch
  2. You will be contacted for a brief in-person or telephone interview
  3. You can request, be selected for, and then placed into a particular job or jobs
  4. You will receive orientation including a tour of the building, introduction to the library staff, and review of the volunteer policy
  5. There will be additional job orientation and training for your volunteer job.

If you would like more information, please call Circulation Coordinator Kevin Tam at (510) 747-7744.