Volunteer at the Library

Welcome back, volunteers! We are now accepting volunteer applications* for most Library locations.

*Due to a high volume of applications, please allow up to six weeks for a staff member to respond to your application.

Your application will be reviewed by the staff members at your location of choice. Volunteers of all ages will need to complete and pass the City’s background screening prior to volunteering.  This may involve being fingerprinted at City Hall in Downtown Jacksonville.

#Teen Volunteers

The Library welcomes teens aged 12-18 years who desire to make a difference in their community. All teen applicants must complete an interview, submit the required paperwork, and pass the background screening before signing up for an opportunity or volunteering. The paperwork includes a notarized juvenile records search authorization, two letters of recommendation, and a parental permission form. All forms will be provided to the applicant after the application has been reviewed.

Youth ages 12-15 years may only volunteer as a member of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and/or during the Summer. TAB is offered only in-person at select branches. Youths between 16-18 years may participate in TAB and/or in different capacities in our locations.

Volunteers are a vital part of improving the quality of life in our city. We are excited for you to be a part of our team!

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