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

Adults Code Program Lead - Help start a program that focuses on adults learning to code. Beginner-focused.

Computer Lab Assistant (Excelsior) - Knowledge of basic/intermediate internet/computer activities. Tuesdays August 5th & 19th, September 2nd & 16th from 7p-8:30p.

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.                                                                                                       
  • Professional Portrait Event - Position involves helping with crowd flow, creating a waitlist as needed and other tasks for individuals coming to have their professional photo taken. Event will be held on Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 6p-7:30p.
  • Work with Passion in Midlife & Beyond Event - This position involves helping with crowd flow, greetings attendees and selling books at the end of the event. Event will be held on Thursday September 18, 2014 from 6p-8p.

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 Sunset Branch – The Sunset Branch is looking for Knitting Class Assistant on the 2nd Saturdays of the month from 10:15a-12:15p.

Online Privacy Teacher @ the Main Library - This position is for a tech-savvy person to lead a basic, hand-on class that will teach patrons how to protect their privacy on the internet with various tools.

Paper Conservator - Advanced paper conservation work that follows American Institute of Conservation standards. Paper conservation degree preferred.

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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