Adult Volunteers

Due to the ebb and flow of the Library’s needs, volunteer opportunities are ever-changing. Below is a list of ongoing opportunities. At the time you apply, you will receive a list of the current available opportunities at that time.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Current Library Opportunities

Book Discussion Leader - Portola Branch Library is looking for someone to lead a book club. If you have interest in reading new things, creating questions for discussion and interacting with people, consider this position.

Computer Lab Assistant (Excelsior) - Knowledge of basic/intermediate internet/computer activities. Tuesdays from 7p-8:30p two nights a month.

Computer Lab Assistant (Main Library) - Knowledge of basic/intermediate internet/computer activities. Wednesdays from 12p-2p.

Computer Lab Assistant (Portola) – Assist with a basic computer class at Portola Branch Library. Potentially bi-lingual speakers.

Event Help Opportunities

  • Financial Planners Association Day - Join us to make this day run smoothly! These positions involve helping with crowd flow, directional assistance and other tasks. Event will be held on Saturday October 25, 2014 with shifts available between 8:30a -4:30p.                                                                                                       

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library - Help out at Friends of the Library book sales, step sales and other events. Contact 415.626.7512 ext. 120 for more information.

Gardener - The Mission Branch Library needs help maintaining their small garden located in back of the library. Includes clearing the overgrown areas and then maintaining the garden three to four times per month.

Homework Help Assistant - Assist K-7 children understand and complete homework assignments. Tuesdays and/ or Wednesdays from 3:30p-5:30p. Opportunities available at the Mission and Excelsior Branch libraries!

Knitting Class Assistant @ the Portola Branch – The Portola Branch is looking for Knitting Class Assistant on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6p-7:30p.

Project Read – Make a difference by helping someone learn to read. Visit Project Read’s page for more information.

SF City Guides - City Guides volunteers lead free walking tours that focus on the architecture, history, legends, and lore of San Francisco. Please visit for more information.

Veterans Benefits Coach - Work one on one with veterans of all ages helping them connect with benefits. Must have strong computer skills. Read the full description of Veterans Benefits Coach (PDF) here.

Please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator for an Adult Volunteer Application.

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