Volunteer at the Library



Please check back for volunteer opportunities after library locations have re-opened. For other volunteer opportunities in our community, please check the following sites:


      City of Oakland



If you have any questions, or if you'd like to be notified once the library has started recruiting volunteers again, please email Sara DuBois, Volunteer Coordinator, at sdubois@oaklandlibrary.org.  Thank you.




Volunteer with the Friends of the OPL!

The Friends of OPL’s Board of Directors is a lively group of volunteers, advocates, and library nerds who deeply value the role of the library in Oakland's community. They are seeking a Treasurer:

Are you the next Treasurer of the Friends of the Oakland Public Library? Or maybe you know the person we’re seeking. The right candidate will be appointed to the Friends’ Board of Directors and assume the role of Assistant Treasurer. The candidate will be extensively trained by our current, longtime Co-Treasurers, with the goal of replacing them in the near future. The Treasurer works in tandem with a bookkeeper to maintain and disburse the funds of the Friends of OPL. Our next Treasurer will passionately support the mission of the Oakland Public Library. Of equal importance, we seek a Treasurer who will further our goal to make the Friends board reflect the diversity of the community it serves.

To learn more about this opportunity, please email pres@fopl.org or visit the Friends of the OPL website at www.fopl.org.