We are currently at capacity for volunteer applications, but we appreciate your interest! Stay tuned for more volunteer updates by following us on social media, @FriendsSFPL and signing up for our monthly eNewsletters!
For 60 years, volunteers have been the heart and soul of our organization, raising funds and advocating for our Library's life-enriching programs and services. Friends offers many volunteer opportunities for individuals, community/school groups, and corporate teams of any size.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
Complimentary Friends Circle membership
Invitation to the Annual Volunteer Party
The satisfaction of supporting your public library and the values of free equitable access to resources, democracy, and life-long learning for everyone.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (currently closed)
FRIENDS BOOKSTORE at the MAIN LIBRARY Duties include greeting and engaging the public with great customer service, operatingthe cash register, charge and debit card machines, stocking books, receiving and directing phone calls. Must be 18 years of age or over. This is an ongoing volunteer activity with a commitment to one or more three-hour shifts per week. Due to the training and level of responsibility involved, Friends asks volunteers to make a six-month commitment.
Shifts: During open bookstore hours.Volunteer shifts are 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, or 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Location: Main Library at 100 Larkin Street. The bookstore is located at the 30 Grove Entrance.
ONLINE SALES Once a week, help pull books that have been sold online and get them ready to get shipped off to their new home. If you love independent and quiet work then this is the opportunity for you. Currently looking for someone to help on Fridays.
BOOK DONATION CENTER Help us sort and inventory donated books and mediaso we can sell them in our Friends Bookstore, Step Sales, and future community book sales.
BRANCH LIBRARY BOOK PICK-UPS We need volunteers to help us pick up donated books at neighborhood branch libraries and take them to our Book Donation Center. Must be able to pick up a 30 lb. box of books. Must have a valid driver’s license and must use your own vehicle. We currently need help at Park Branch, Vis Valley, and North Beach.
CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES Interested in team building and morale boosting activities? Volunteer at Friends! We have several opportunities for your company, ranging from small group activities to large scale book sales.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Friends! Check out the impact volunteers had in our organization last year, and help us make this year even better!
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES & Donation center Location 1630 17TH STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107 Administrative Phone: (415) 626-7500 BOOK DONATION CENTER: (415) 522-8606