Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Whatever you love to do...whatever you are good at...come share it with us!

Our teen volunteers not only help us with tasks that need to be done, but they bring their own special talents and interests to our libraries and work with us to figure out how to help the library be an amazing space for teens!

Teen volunteers at Dimond

We love that 66% of library volunteers are teens!

Volunteering at Oakland Public Library is a great way to learn about the work environment, contribute to a good cause, or complete community service requirements.

We also offer one-time volunteer or community service opportunities for court appointed teens.

Volunteer with us!

If you are 13-17 (or 18 and in high school), fill out the application below, and we'll get back to you soon.

Teen Volunteer Application

* indicates a required field
  • How old are you? * Required
    *You have to be at least 13 to volunteer at the library.
  • COVID-19 Volunteer Mandatory Vaccination Policy

    COVID-19 Volunteer Mandatory Vaccination Policy I understand that it is City of Oakland policy that all volunteers are required to report their vaccination status through the City’s online portal. I agree to do so after requested and before starting my volunteer service.
  • Liability Waiver & Confidentiality Statement

    I do hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Oakland, its employees, volunteers or agents from any and all claims or causes of action that may arise out of performance of my assigned duties as a volunteer. I waive any right of action I have against the City of Oakland in consideration of my participation as a volunteer for the City and the Oakland Public Library.

    I understand that in my capacity as a City of Oakland volunteer, I may come into contact with confidential information. I agree to protect this information to the best of my abilities as a volunteer and not to divulge it during or after my service as a volunteer has ended.
  • Are you interested in volunteering virtually or in person? * Required
    Volunteering in person is limited and may not be available at the location you are interested in. Please apply, though, and we will let you know.
  • If you are interested in volunteering in person, which location Is your first choice?
    We can not guarantee volunteer opportunities at any specific location, but this will make sure we forward your application to the correct location.
  • If your first choice for location is not available, where else would you consider volunteering in person?
    We can not guarantee volunteer opportunities at any specific location, but this will make sure we forward your application to the correct location(s).
  • Which opportunities are you interested in helping with? * Required
  • What days and times are you available?
  • Do you have community service hour requirements?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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