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Children’s Program Assistant

Why volunteer?

  • Make friends
  • Give Back
  • Learn a Skill
  • Community Engagement
  • Job Experience
  • College Application
  • Have Fun

How to volunteer?

  1. Experience a volunteer orientation
  2. View training
  3. Fill out a Volunteer Application Form
  4. Interview
  5. Get scheduled

Dallas Public Library accepts volunteers age 14 and older.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities

Literacy Programs

  • Contact our Adult Literacy Coordinators to volunteer as an ESL or GED instructor

    • ESL Volunteers

      Lead or assist with lessons that encourage improvement in vocabulary, pronunciation, and understanding of the English Language

    • GED Volunteer

      Provide guided instruction for GED subjects and encouragement to those working toward their GED

  • Children’s Program Assistant

    Engage children in storytimes and literacy activities

Technology Teacher

Coach people one on one or teach classes that will help people gain confidence using technology
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Manage inventory by returning materials to their correct shelf location
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Inventory Investigator

Search our shelves for requested, missing or damaged materials to improve our collection and service to customers
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Gift Evaluator

Assess gifted library materials to determine how it can best benefit the organization
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Event and Display Collaborator

Help encourage a love for libraries by making displays or helping with programs and events!
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Language Exchange

Create a safe environment for people to practice a new language
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Unique Sets/Experience

Share your talents and special skills! Set up a meeting and we’ll see if it is a good fit!

Study Buddy

Provide mentor ship and homework help to K-5 students
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Volunteer Orientations

Court-Ordered Volunteers

All court ordered community service volunteers must call Volunteer Now at 214-821-8711 ext.410 to register for and complete orientation before volunteering for the Dallas Public Library. Volunteer Now will conduct the orientation at their office, located at 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, Texas 75204 and provide information on Dallas Public Library locations and contact numbers.