Volunteering

The Library relies on many volunteers to keep it operating: both teens and adults.  The staff and the community appreciate all the care and attention our volunteers give the Library. Volunteers are needed seven days a week, when the Library is open to the public

 

Join the Simi Valley Public Library’s Volunteer Team!

There are many ways to volunteer for the Simi Valley Public Library that will fit your interests and your schedule.  The Library currently has openings for the following:

 

Book Buddy – Teen volunteers 

Assist Library staff. Duties may include: straightening books, shelving materials, or working on special projects as needed. Or, assist members of Friends of the Library with preparing materials for sale in their bookstore, and shelving and straightening books in the bookstore.

We need volunteers who are friendly, have a high level of attention to details and can work with minimal supervision. Training will be provided. Time commitment: once a week for two hours for at least four months. Minimum age to volunteer for this position is 14 (in high school). Must attend one training session on Saturday, September 16 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Homework Helper – Teen and Adult volunteers 

Assist elementary school children with their homework (English, math, social studies, reading). We need volunteers who are comfortable interacting with children, can give instruction clearly and patiently in at least two subject areas, and can work with minimal supervision. Must be taking at least one Honors, IB,  or AP class.

Training will be provided. Time commitment: once a week for two hours on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and school breaks) and for at least four months during the school year.  Minimum age to volunteer for this position is 14 (in high school). High School students must be taking at least one Honors, AP or IB class. Must attend one training session on Saturday, September 16 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To apply for either position, download the volunteer application SVPL volunteer application-Book Buddy or Homework Helper.pdf

Students earn community service. 

Return the volunteer application to the Library via email, fax or drop off as soon as possible. All potential volunteers will be contacted prior to the training date.

Gain valuable job skills while making a difference in your community!