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 [email protected]

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

To apply for any of the following volunteer positions, fill out our online application or contact Ron D’Alessandro at [email protected] All volunteers will receive a volunteer training.

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.

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.  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.


Also, please check out our internships!

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