Assist library staff with youth programs like Homework Help, Lego Simple Machines, Family Crafts, or Toddler Time by watching the door, interacting with participating children and families, setting up the space, and helping to clean up.
Santa Cruz Public Library Volunteer Program
To assist library staff in providing services
To use their skills to provide life long learning opportunities
for the community
To enrich the relationship between the Santa Cruz Public
Library and the community
♦ Steps to Becoming a Library Volunteer:
Complete the online application. A Volunteer Office staff member will contact you with opportunities that fit best with your preferences and qualifications.
Schedule and complete a short interview with Volunteer Office staff.
Read and sign required paperwork. All volunteers are required to sign a release of liability, confidentiality agreement, and agreement of service (some opportunities require additional paperwork).
Meet with the Person in Charge (or designated supervisor) at the branch.
Receive site-specific orientation and training as needed.
++All SCPL volunteers must be 14 years of age or older (with the exception of ACT members)++
**Most volunteer opportunities require a minimum commitment of 4 months**