Current OpportunitiesVolunteer openings are limited. Current and on-going openings are listed below and provide the criteria needed by volunteers: skills, locations and training. Volunteer openings focus on working with library materials, children, teens, language-learners, seniors, and technology.
If you are an adult looking for more information about volunteering at the Library, you can attend a Volunteer Orientation session before completing an application. You can also call 612-543-8633 for more information.
|Available only at Minneapolis Central Library:|
|Teen Technology Center|
|Volunteer mentors orient, welcome and guide new teens to the Center and help them identify their individual projects. Volunteers need interest and experience with teens, interest or skill with advanced technology applications and ability to relate and coach in an unstructured environment. After-school hours and Saturdays available..|
|Volunteers provide information on location of library services, scheduled events, and Central tours. Available shifts are Friday morning, Saturday, Sunday afternoons; subs also needed for 2-3 hour shifts Monday-Sunday - training is provided.|
|Adult Basic Education (ABE) tutors|
|Assist ABE instructors in teaching basics of English, reading, and/or math to adults. Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 10am-4:30pm and Friday/Saturday, 10am-6pm. Training is provided locally. Franklin Learning Center.|
|Adult Homework Help|
|Assist adult students with college homework assignments – any subject and preparation for the GED, occupational, citizenship and driver’s exams. Experience tutoring and interaction with people of diverse cultures is preferred. Training is provided. Sumner: Tuesday & Thursday, 4-8pm.|
|Assist customers with computer basics – typing with a mouse, signing up for e-mail accounts, navigating a website, using Word. Volunteers work one-to-one with customers at an assigned time in the library. Volunteers needed at Brookdale, Minneapolis Central, Pierre Bottineau, Northeast, Rockford Road, Rogers, Webber Park and Westonka.|
|Homework Hub for Fall 2013|
|Work with youth after school on homework-related projects. Volunteers work once a week for at least one semester and must have experience with K-12 youth. Training is provided. A criminal background check is required. Various locations will be available.|
|Library Materials Volunteers|
|Assist staff in sorting, shelving, checking in materials, withdrawing and repairing books, CD's, magazines and newspapers.
Locations currently available: Augsburg Park, Brookdale, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, East Lake, Excelsior, Franklin, Golden Valley, Hosmer, Linden Hills, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis Central, Minnetonka, Nokomis, North Regional, Northeast, Rogers, Roosevelt, St. Anthony, St. Louis Park, Southeast, Sumner, Washburn, Wayzata
|Arrange and check books, CD's and periodicals on shelves to make sure they are in order. The position offers a flexible timeframe for individuals who are detail oriented, love to keep up with library materials and work independently. Varied locations available.|
|Volunteers are sometimes needed for one-time projects at Brookdale, Minneapolis Central, Southdale & Ridgedale Library. Weekend and evening hours are most common. Volunteers need to work well with people, provide directions and program-specific details to the public.|
|Teen volunteers are needed to complete a variety of tasks, which may include: helping with programs, creating displays, working with books, working with technology, participating in a Teen Action Group (TAG)*, and more. Positions are available at multiple locations. Please check with your local library.|
If there is a volunteer opening that matches your skills and needs, submit a volunteer application.