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
Library Partner Volunteer Opportunity!
California Historical Society (CHS) is seeking enthusiastic, bi-lingual (English, Spanish) volunteers to lead group tours and support gallery visitors during CHS’s first b-lingual exhibit, Juana Briones y su California: Pionera, Fundadora, Curandera. Juana Briones lived from 1802-1889 and was a healer, a midwife, a businesswoman, landowner and much more. The exhibition will be open from January 26-June 7th. We are looking for volunteers who can bring life to this already vibrant story. Please email Patricia Pforte at email@example.com for application and information related to the position.
Current Library Opportunities
Computer Lab Assistant (Excelsior)- Assist with a basic Chinese language computer class at the Excelsior Branch Library on Saturday afternoons.
Computer Lab Assistant (Ocean View)- Assist with a basic computer class at the Ocean View Branch Library. Volunteer opportunities are available on both Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Computer Lab Assistant (Portola) – Assist with a basic computer class at Portola Branch. Potentially bi-lingual speakers.
Conversational English Group Leader – Conversational language group leader. Must have an interest in helping others learn and some experience in a classroom-type setting.
Conversational Spanish Group Leader – Our Conversational Spanish class is looking for a group leader. Leaders must be fluent in Spanish and English.
Knitting Class Assistant @ the Sunset Branch & the Main Library – The Sunset Branch is looking for Knitting Class Assistant on the 2nd Saturdays of the month from 10:15a-12:15p. The Main Library class meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 2p-4p.
Project Read – Make a difference by helping someone learn to read. Visit Project Read’s page for more information.
Resume Development Coach (Portola) – Volunteer needed to help individuals with resume writing. Ability to potentially help non-English speakers.
SF City Guides - City Guides volunteers lead free walking tours that focus on the architecture, history, legends, and lore of San Francisco. Please visit sfcityguides.org/becomeguide/apinfo.html for more information.
Technology Assistant @ the Richmond or Sunset Branches - The Library now offers a full range of print, copy, scan and fax services. Our patrons tend to need help with these machines. Training provided. This position is recommended for individuals that enjoy helping people and that may need to study on the job. Position involves sitting and waiting for people to approach you as needed. Great for students that need to study on the job!
Please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator for an Adult Volunteer Application.