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Become a Volunteer

Homewokr Help Volunteer working with students


Volunteers are essential partners in The Seattle Public Library's mission to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. You can make a real difference in people's lives at your local library! Volunteering is a wonderful way to:


  • Provide meaningful service to your community and get to know people from all walks of life.
  • Share your skills, talents and gain valuable experience.
  • Participate in service learning activities for high school or college.


Select one of the following to find out how you can volunteer at the Library:


Volunteer Opportunities for Adults

Teen Learning Buddies

Teen Service Learning


There will be a limited number of adult volunteer openings until June 2018. To learn about volunteer openings, contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator at volunteer@spl.org or leave a message at 206-386-4664.


The Library offers service learning projects and the Learning Buddies program for high school students who are at least 14 years old. Please speak with the Teen Services librarian at your local library to learn more. 


More ways to volunteer:


City of Seattle: Volunteering and Participating

Literacy Source

Refugee Women's Alliance

Seattle Works

United Way of King County