Volunteer at SPPL

Learn more about fun and meaningful volunteer opportunities at Saint Paul Public Library.

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.

Volunteer Services

Email: VolunteerSPPL@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Phone: 651-266-7432

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Current Opportunities

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

Volunteer Requirements:

  • 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.

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