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.
• Volunteer Program Statement of Purpose:
assist library staff in providing services.
provide life long learning opportunities for the community.
enrich the relationship between the Santa Cruz Public Library and the community.
• Your 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 or accompanied by an adult guardian. Most
volunteer opportunities require a minimum commitment of 4 months.