Volunteering

The Library relies on many volunteers to keep it operating: both teens and adults.  The staff and the community appreciate all the care and attention our volunteers give the Library. Volunteers are needed seven days a week, when the Library is open to the public. Gain valuable job skills while making a difference in your community! Students earn community service credit.

Join the Simi Valley Public Library’s Volunteer Team!

There are many ways to volunteer for the Simi Valley Public Library that will fit your interests and your schedule.

 

Book Buddy – Teen volunteers

Assist Library staff. Duties may include: straightening books, shelving materials, or working on special projects as needed. Or, assist members of Friends of the Library with preparing materials for sale in their bookstore, and shelving and straightening books in the bookstore.

We need volunteers who are friendly, have a high level of attention to details and can work with minimal supervision. Training will be provided. Time commitment: once a week for two hours for at least four months. Minimum age to volunteer for this position is 14 (in high school). Must attend one training session on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Adult Computer Helper – Teen and Adult Volunteers needed

Assist adult patrons with computer issues such as signing onto the Library’s computers, using Word and Excel, and printing and copying documents.

We need volunteers who are friendly, comfortable interacting with adults, able to give instruction clearly and patiently, have excellent computer knowledge, and can work with minimal supervision.  Training on Library’s equipment will be provided. Time commitment: once a week for two hours for at least four months. Minimum age to volunteer for this position is 16. Must attend one training session on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Homework Helper – Teen and Adult volunteers

Assist elementary school children with their homework (English, math, social studies, reading). We need volunteers who are comfortable interacting with children, can give instruction clearly and patiently in at least two subject areas, and can work with minimal supervision. Must be taking at least one Honors, IB, or AP class.

Training will be provided. Time commitment: once a week for two hours on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and school breaks) and for at least four months during the school year.  Minimum age to volunteer for this position is 14 (in high school). High School students must be taking at least one Honors, AP or IB class. Must attend one training session on Saturday, September 15 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.