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) 621-0800 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
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.