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Volunteer at the Library
The Orange County Library System is always on the lookout for dependable volunteers. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at the Orlando Public Library as well as our branch libraries.
Friends volunteer in various capacities, including:
Bookstore and Gift Shop Sales (Orlando Public Library)
Greet customers as they arrive, provide them with information regarding products and help them locate materials. Use register to total purchases and accept payments. Learn more.
Library Events Volunteer (Orlando Public Library)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Greet and warmly welcome attendees at library events; distribute program information; orient patrons to the library or event site by pointing out locations of events, restrooms, water fountain, handout table, etc.; be available to answer questions and direct patrons as needed. Volunteers are sometimes needed to chaperone these events. Volunteers are here to be an adult presence, patrol the area, and occasionally help participants make good choices regarding their behavior. Some help setting up before the programs is requested.
Skills and Experience: All that is required is a warm, outgoing personality, ability to anticipate and react to needs of patrons and staff, and a desire to make people comfortable in the library. Events typically take place on weekday evenings. Some weekend events may need volunteers.
Library Shelving Assistant (Branch locations only)
Shelve and prepare materials for shelving including casing and checking materials for parts; maintains library shelving appearance; shelf reading for accuracy and performs other tasks as needed. Learn more about Book shelf sorters, Library shelving support specialists, and Branch book sales assistants.
Get Started Today!
Anyone interested in volunteering should visit their preferred location(s) in person to inquire about potential volunteer opportunities. Please note that our volunteer positions are in high demand and may not be available at all locations. At this time we are unable to accept applications or take inquiries regarding volunteering online or by phone.
Please note that a Friends of the Library membership and an Orange County Library System card in good standing is required to become a volunteer.