Volunteer at the Library

Make 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 visit https://volunteer.escondido.org to fill out your application. You can call or email City of Escondido Community Engagement Liaison Leticia Leal at 760-839-4523 or lleal@escondido.org with any questions.

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.


These are our current volunteer opportunities:

  • Library Materials Shelver- Adult Volunteers needed to shelve library materials. Must be able to alphabetize, understand numbers, be able to squat, bend, and reach overhead. Familiarity with the Dewey Decimal System preferred but not required.
  • Friends of the Library Volunteer- Adult volunteers needed to work in Friends Shop and workroom, selling books and media materials. 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 2 qualifying book reviews earn 1 hour of community service. For information on how to join, please check HERE.
  • Teen Advisory Board - Become a member of Escondido Public Library's Teen Advisory Board! To check if we are currently excepting new members, check HERE.

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


Volunteer Services

Have a question?

Call: 760-839-4523

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