Volunteer with the Friends
We’re always looking for a number of people dedicated to preserving a strong public library system here in Santa Cruz.
How to Apply
To volunteer for the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, fill out and submit our online application or pick up an application at the Friends’ office in the Downtown Branch.
For more information, contact Ron D’Alessandro, the Friends’ Volunteer Coordinator, at (831) 427-7716 extension 7798 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
To apply for any of the following volunteer positions, fill out our online application or contact Ron D’Alessandro at email@example.com. All volunteers will receive a volunteer training.
Book Sorting: Books are donated year round, and wind up in our lobby, store, and our many sales. Help us sort through donations, pack them in their genres, and find treasures that can make money for the library! This is a crucial position. You can make your own hours, and training is provided.
Administrative Support: Our county libraries depend on the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (FSCPL) help and support, and now you have the opportunity to support them – all while gaining experience in an office setting and building your resume! Located in the Downtown Branch, the FSCPL office is conveniently tucked into the heart of Santa Cruz. Tasks would include writing thank you notes and preparing mailings, data entry, and other such office duties.
Book Sales Volunteer: Join the Friends in throwing our Big Book Sales twice a year! This position can involve moving boxes of books, monitoring sales & conversing with customers or cashiering.
Friends Bookstore. The Friends Bookstore is one of the premier used book stores in town! Expect to work 3 hrs/week minimum. Bring your customer service and cashiering skills and sign up!
Digital Marketing Support: In today’s marketplace, companies and organizations understand the importance of marketing their products and services online. If you are interested in a future in marketing or advertising, the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are looking for dedicated, inspired interns to maintain and grow digital forms of outreach. Tasks would include writing bi weekly e-newsletters, creating flyers and other graphics, updating the website, and posting to community calendars.
This is a rare opportunity to develop a variety of skills including but not limited to journalism, advertising, non-profit management, and community development, all within the framework of modern electronic communication. A great addition to any professional’s portfolio.