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Volunteer

How You Can Help

The Carlsbad City Library offers numerous ways to give back to the community. Whether helping students with homework or delivering books to those who can’t get to the library, volunteers play an integral role in making Carlsbad City Library a great place to learn, read and connect with others. Have questions about volunteering? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Janet Galea at janet.galea@carlsbadca.gov or 760-602-2042.

Check out all of the opportunities here.

Volunteer for Summer Reading Program.

Becoming a Volunteer

  • Step 1: Application. Fill out and submit an application.
  • Step 2: Orientation. Attend a volunteer orientation to learn about our program. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for information about and to RSVP to an upcoming orientation, at janet.galea@carlsbadca.gov.
  • Step 3: Interview. Meet one-on-one with the volunteer coordinator to talk about available volunteer positions. Note: volunteer openings are limited.
  • Step 4: Background check or testing. Some of our positions require a background check (when working with children and/or seniors) or a short test (when shelving books).
  • Step 5: Training. The supervisor for the position will contact you and set up a training date.
  • Step 6: Volunteer! You will be able to set up a schedule with your supervisor based on your availability and the requirements of the position.
    (Note: It takes between 3-5 weeks to go from Step 2 to Step 6.)

Requirements

  • Must be 15 years of age or older.
  • Most positions require a commitment of one to three hours per week for at least six months.
  • Background checks are required for certain volunteer positions.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

  • Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Please contact Janet Galea, Volunteer Coordinator, at 760-602-2042 or janet.galea@carlsbadca.gov with any questions, information, or to RSVP for an upcoming orientation.