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.


These are some examples of our volunteer opportunities:

  • Technology Assistant- Adult volunteers needed to assist patrons with technology related questions in the adult computer area. Must have experience with Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, e-mail, scanning, and other common computer use tasks. Availability: weekday evenings from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Friends of the Library Volunteer- 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.

Please contact us at 760-839-4601 for current opportunities.


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.
  • Teen Advisory Board - Become a member of Escondido Public Library's Teen Advisory Board! Reasons to join: Make new friends, earn community service hours, become involved with your community, plan teen programs, and participate in special events. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

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


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Have a question?

Call: 760-839-4601

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