The library has a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults and teens. Support your library’s daily operations, programs and services.

Adult volunteers

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There are many ways to support the library you love, including:

  • Computer tutor
  • Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Minneapolis Central Library
  • Homework Help Program - Fall 2024
  • Let's Read! reading tutors - summer edition
  • Docents at Minneapolis Central Library

Find a full list of current volunteer opportunities.

How to apply
  1. Complete a volunteer application.
  2. View the online orientation.
  3. Schedule an interview.

Questions? Call Volunteer Services at 612-543-8633. The phone line is staffed Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 24 hours.

Web usability sessions

Volunteers needed to participate in usability sessions to help improve the library website. Learn more about web usability sessions.

Hennepin County Library is not currently accepting applications for Court-ordered community service.

Local Friends groups are volunteer, membership-based organizations at individual libraries. Varied in size and activities, all share a common goal of supporting and advocating for their local libraries.

Learn more about joining your local Friends group

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Teen volunteers

We have a limited number of volunteer opportunities at some libraries for youth ages 14-18. Positions vary depending on the library.

How to apply
  1. Check with your local Hennepin County library about volunteer opportunities for teens.
  2. If there are volunteer openings, complete the teen volunteer application (PDF) and bring it to the library.
  3. A library staff member will contact you.

Questions? Call Volunteer Services at 612-543-8633.