Volunteer with the Friends

Sign up to volunteer at the big Spring Book Sale @ the Civic on Friday, May 26th & Saturday, May 27th 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) 427-7716 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.

*New* Internet Book Sales Listing Assistant: Scan and list donated books for online sales. Must be reliable, have attention to detail, and computer skills. Requires one 4-hour training and two 2-hour follow-up trainings. Up to 20 hour per week time commitment. This position has great potential for raising funds to benefit the Friends and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Contact Roxanne Carlson at roxanne@fscpl.org for more information or to sign up.

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!

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.


Also, please check out our internships!

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