Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Volunteers Say:

"I like the other volunteers and helping others."

-- Michelle

"It’s fun!"

-- Miranda from Excelsior

Volunteer at Your Local Library

San Francisco Public Library welcomes youth volunteers who are 13-17 years old.

There are four types of volunteer opportunities offered throughout the SFPL system. Click on a type of application form and turn it in at the location of your choice.
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Get creative for your community!

Applications due April 30

We are excited to introduce a new volunteer program for older teens to give back to their community, learn valuable professional and workplace skills, and make their voices heard.  Participants who successfully complete their group project to help improve their library and community will receive scholarship money! Going in to grade 10-12 next year.
YELL Flier (PDF 6M)

YELL FAQ & Application (PDF)

Apply for YELL online

Participating Locations: Anza, Chinatown, Excelsior, Parkside, Richmond, West Portal

Assist with Summer Stride!

Every summer, San Francisco’s youth contribute to their community through the Library, assisting librarians with the Summer Stride learning program and other related tasks. Grades 8-12

Summer Squad 2018 Teen Volunteer Program Application (PDF)

Assist with ongoing library activities and tasks
Available Locations: The Mix at SFPL, Anza, Bayview, Chinatown, Excelsior, Glen Park, Golden Gate Valley, Ingleside, Marina, Mission, Noe Valley, North Beach, Ocean View, Ortega, Park, Parkside, Portola, Potrero, Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, Visitacion Valley, West Portal, Western Addition
Help library patrons with their basic computer skills
Available Locations: Chinatown, Excelsior, Ortega, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal
Plan your own program at the library. Send us a proposal. Once it is approved, work with a librarian on publicity, planning, practice, and, finally, run it at the library. A stipend may be given to the teen performer upon
completion of the program.
Available Locations: Excelsior, West Portal
FOG Readers is a new program provided by San Francisco Public Library to help struggling readers. Help an elementary school student with their reading skills through on-going tutoring sessions once a week at your local library. Tutors will be required to attend four 1.5 hour training sessions and commit to one semester of tutoring.

Internship Opportunities