Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteers

For questions about our adult volunteer opportunities, please email our volunteer coordinator. You can also fill out an adult volunteer application and drop it off at the library.

Circulation Department

Shelving: Help organize, shelve and straighten materials. Knowledge of basic alphabetical and numerical filing is required.

Holds: Process books to be placed on the hold shelf for pick-up. Volunteers will pull cancelled books, file hold slips and perform other duties that support the Circulation Services Desk.


Computer Coach

Volunteer Computer Coaches provide one-on-one assistance to the library patrons in basic computer skills and internet use. Our volunteer computer coaches help patrons every day, whether it's helping a patron in establishing their first email account, a job seeker formatting a resume, or a student just beginning with word processing. Volunteers are also needed to design and teach computer classes.


Friends of the Children's Library

Joining the Friends of the Children's Library (FOTCL) provides a variety of ways to participate. This support group is dedicated to promoting children's interest in literature, reading and use of the library. They sponsor fun, educational and literary events for children.

Friends of the Library

This volunteer group coordinates and manages fundraising projects that are essential to the library's book collection and programming. Please join them in supporting your library

Homework Club

With the supervision of the Homework Club Coordinator, volunteers will help elementary and junior high students complete homework assignments and improve their study skills.
Homework Club is offered at various library locations and times during the week.


The Orange County Genealogical Society needs volunteers to assist others with family research, and to provide information and instruction on the Library's genealogical collection. 

Literacy Programs

Adult Literacy Services needs volunteers to help adults improve their basic reading, writing, and speaking skills. Literacy offers tutor training workshops at Central Library. After participants successfully complete the workshop, they are matched with adult learners for weekly two-hour tutoring sessions on a schedule to be determined by them.

The Family Literacy Program, based at Oak View Branch Library, needs volunteers to help parents learn to understand, speak, read and write English. Volunteers help parents reach many goals like reading with children, communicating with teachers or improving job skills. 

Did you know?

Since its inception in 2016, the Homeless Task Force has had more than 1,600 occasions to assist individuals with housing referrals, mental and physical health referrals, bus passes, DMV forms, gas cards, food, mailing addresses, and family reunifications

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