Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Volunteers Say:

"It develops my communication skills."

-- Jason

"Teen Computer Corp is an amazing program. I was able to gain valuable teaching experience, help the members in my community, and even learn more about technology. It is a great way to give back with the skills I have now. "

-- From Excelsior Teen Volunteer

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Youth Volunteers

Update: Most locations are currently at capacity. Please call to see if your location is able to accept volunteers at this time. If so, you can bring your application and proof of Covid vaccination to that location.

If you will be in Grade 8-12 next school year, can contribute at least 10 hours of helpful, kind service, and would like to gain experience for school and job applications, come join the Summer Youth Volunteer program, and help deliver an excellent Summer Stride for all of San Francisco!

To apply, download the application. Sign it, and get your parent or guardian's signature. 

FOG (Free Orton-Gillingham) Readers is a program provided by San Francisco Public Library to help struggling readers in grades 1-4 with trained tutors. All tutors go through 6 hours of training and one-time fingerprinting (at no cost). SFPL will prepare you to be an effective literacy tutor as well as provide follow-up help. For ages 15 and older.

Update: Applications for Summer 2022 are now closed.

Youth Engaged in Library Leadership (YELL) is a paid internship designed for older teens, requiring a weekly commitment over the summer to work collaboratively with their local Librarians, assist with STEM content creation and develop project-based youth led events. Go to sfpl.org/yell to learn more.

Paid Jobs for Teens

Additional Volunteer Resources

  • Search for Bay Area volunteer opportunities.
  • Connect with other youth that focus on community service.
  • Find upcoming volunteer slots by area, age and field of interest.