San Francisco Public Library

Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Below are the list of currently available opportunities. If something interests you, please contact or call 415.557.4251.


Brief Description


Time Commitment

Annual Staff Holiday Party

Come celebrate the holidays with SFPL staff! Volunteers are needed for decorating, maintaining food areas and clean up. Join the festivities before or after your volunteer shift!

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street

Friday December 11, 2015

Shifts available between 1p-10p

Computer Lab Assistant

Provides patient support to Library users engaged in basic/intermediate Internet and general computer activities.

Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

Wednesdays 12p-2p

Digital Device Support

Provides patient one-to-one support to Library users so that they may better understand and utilize their cell phones, tablets, and other technology devices.

Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

Thursdays 4p-5p

eResources Support

Provides one-to-one support for Library users to access’s collection of eResources.

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street

Thursdays 3p-4p

Friends of SF Public Library

Helps with book sales, step sales, etc.


Contact Friends of SFPL directly. (415) 626-7512 x120

Job Searching With Social Media Instructor

Highly skilled/experienced social media and interpersonal networking professional needed. Co-teaches established curricula and then facilitates one of two discussion circles.

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street

Usually the last Wednesday of the month

Lava Mae Registration Volunteer

Lava Mae provides shower facilities to those without ongoing access to cleansing facilities. Volunteers are needed to help with sign up.

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street

To be determined. Shift would be during day time hours

Knitting Class Assistant

Helps with monthly knitting classes. Knitting experience required.

Portola, 380 Bacon Street

2nd Wednesday of the month. 6p-7:30p

Microsoft Office Suite Class Instructor

Interested in helping others with basic Microsoft Office program? We are looking for instructors to teach Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street

To be determined.

Project Read Literacy Volunteers – Adult Literacy Program

Project Read involves a commitment of 15 hours of training and a full year of weekly meetings with an adult learner.

Main Library and other locations

Contact Project Read directly. 415-557-4388

Veterans Benefits Coach

Works directly with US Military veterans and their family members. Helps them connect to benefits and resources. Must have strong computer skills. Must be willing to do fingerprinting and background check.

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street

Multiple shifts available.

Additional volunteers greatly needed