Book shop volunteerMake a difference. Volunteer!

The Escondido Public Library has volunteers that work in all departments performing various tasks. Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old.

PLEASE NOTE: The library does not accept any court-ordered community service.


What do I need to be a volunteer?

  • Enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Desire to help the library and your community.
  • Commitment to a regular schedule.
  • Good work habits.
  • Skills appropriate to the tasks assigned.
  • Compliance with library rules, policies and procedures.
  • Fingerprinting & background check required for all volunteers.
  • Interview with the Volunteer Coordinator to make sure needs and goals are compatible.


What volunteer opportunities are currently available?

  • DVD Cover Creator - Adult volunteer needed to create and duplicate DVD slip covers for library DVDs. Weekday availability preferred, for 5-8 hours per week.
  • Chess Club Monitor/Instructor - Adult volunteer needed to provide chess instruction for kids ages 6-12, for beginner through advanced-level chess players. Must be available Mondays from 3-6 p.m. Find out more.
  • Friends of the Library - Adult volunteers needed to work in Friends Shop and workroom, selling books and media materials. Find out more.
  • Pioneer Room volunteer - Adult volunteers needed to perform archival clerical duties in our local history/genealogy room. Find out more.
  • Literacy Tutor - Adult volunteers needed to teach other adults how to read. Find out more.


Are you a teen looking for ways to earn community service hours*?

  • Review Crew - For every 3 qualifying book reviews earn 1 hour of community service.
  • Esco Teens Create - Earn community service hours by creating crafts to donate to community organizations. Meets every Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. No registration or special skills required.

    *Participation in these two groups does not require fingerprinting and a background check.

How do I find out more about volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator:

Cookie Allen

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