Thank you for your interest in learning more about volunteering with the Saint Paul Public Library.
Volunteers are integral part of the work we do and we have a wide range of opportunities for you to get involved.
Reading mentors, homework tutors, tech assistants, teen mentors, garden helpers, library assistants are a few ways you can support your neighborhood libraries.
We invite you to be a part of our team as we connect, learn, discover and grow with the communities we serve.
Our volunteer opportunities are listed on VolunteerMatch.org, opens a new window.
Create an account on VolunteerMatch to access volunteering positions at Saint Paul Public Library and in the community.
Adopt-a-Shelf, opens a new window
Shelf-read, sort and shelf movies, and help keep our library looking nice and neat.
Children's Specialist Assistant, opens a new window
Work with the Children’s Specialist at Dayton’s Bluff Library to help create, plan, and prepare a variety of developmentally appropriate activities and projects for children ages 0-12.
FunLab Volunteer, opens a new window
Help out during FunLab programming at Dayton’s Bluff Library.
Homework Center Tutor, opens a new window
Tutors help a variety of students with homework assignments, reading, math, basic English language acquisition, or study skills. Volunteers are asked to tutor for a 2 to 3-hour shift once a week.
Library Beautification, opens a new window
Help us make the library look beautiful and clean. If you prefer working in a self-paced environment and would like a volunteer position that can work around your schedule, Library Beautification is right for you.
Reading Mentor, opens a new window
Meet one-on-one with a student in grades 1st-5th for one hour per week for one school year. Foster an enjoyment of reading and create a positive mentoring relationship.
Senior Zen Hour : Share your Creativity, opens a new window
Use your creativity and artistic skills to facilitate Senior Zen Hour at Dayton’s Bluff Library.
Apply to Be a Library Volunteer
- Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older.
- Complete an on-line volunteer application
- Complete a background check
- Attend Volunteer Orientation and Training
Please contact us if you have any questions!
Not sure which volunteer opportunity is right for you?
Tell us a little about yourself in an email to volunteerSPPL@ci.stpaul.mn.us and we will contact you to learn about your volunteering interests and skills.