Volunteer with the Friends

*New Volunteer Positions: Help list books on the Friends’ Amazon storefront!

Love books? Have great attention to detail? Want to help make money for the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries? Volunteering as a Book Lister might be the perfect position for you.

Check out the books we already have up for sale here.

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 Roxanne Carlson, the Friends’ Volunteer Coordinator, at (831) 621-0800 or by e-mail at roxanne@fscpl.org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

To apply for any of the following volunteer positions, fill out our online application or contact Roxanne Carlson at roxanne@fscpl.org.  All volunteers will receive a volunteer training.


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.

Book Sorting: Go through donated books to determine what gets sold in our Friends Bookstore, in the lobby, and at our Big Book Sales.

Friends Bookstore.  The Friends Bookstore is one of the premier used book stores in town!  Expect to work 3 hrs/week every other week minimum. We’re looking for a volunteer to work with the Friends on what our Friends Bookstore at the Downtown Branch stocks, how it operates and what more we could bring to it. Bring your customer service and cashiering skills and sign up!

Also, please check out our internships!

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