Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Volunteer at Your Library


Join the many people who share their time and talents as members of our San Mateo Library Team. As a library volunteer, you can make a difference every day.

So why should you want to add volunteering to your busy schedule?


  • Develop new skills and talents
  • Enhance your resume or college application
  • Meet new people
  • Stay busy
  • Learn about your community
  • Fulfill community service requirement for students
  • Opportunity for growth and fulfillment
  • Make the world a better place

We need volunteers who will:


  • Share their love of books, language and culture
  • Enjoy working with staff to assist customers in using the Library's many resources

Other benefits that come with volunteering:


  • Set your own hours
  • Choose the work you want to do
  • Select which team you want to support

What are the characteristics looked for in a volunteer?


  • Caring people who value providing competent, courteous volunteer assistance
  • People who work well with staff and other volunteers
  • People with a desire to learn new skills
  • Responsible people who can maintain a good attendance record.
For information on these new volunteer opportunities or others, call (650) 522-7277 or email us.

We look forward to hearing from you!