Volunteer Services

Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 3PM - 5PM
Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St., 77002
We invite our volunteers to join Houston Public Library's Director, Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson, as we celebrate our volunteers.
Please RSVP by Friday, April 15, 2016.

An Evening with the Stars

Friday, May 20, 2016 | 6 PM - 9 PM
Carnegie Library | 1050 Quitman
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to assist at this event honoring our teen library customers. 


Students, parents, working people, retirees --anyone, fourteen years of age and over--can help Houston Public Library deliver a variety of quality services to its public of over two million area residents.


Mentors, research assistants, crafts assistants, after school zone mentors, docents, tech squad, internships, ESOL teachers and shelving assistants are some of the volunteer assignments.


Central Library, Special Collections libraries or any of 40 other convenient locations serving Houston neighborhoods.


Volunteers are needed seven days a week, whenever the Houston Public Library is open. Evenings and weekends are the busiest times, but the library can accommodate most schedules.You may also assist as a seasonal volunteer during spring break, summer or holiday season. 


Community needs for Houston Public Library's educational, recreational, and informational services are continually increasing. Working together, volunteers and paid staff can help meet these increased demands despite a limited budget. Not only can volunteers help the library--it's a two-way street. Volunteers acquire new skills, meet interesting people and experience the satisfaction of sharing their talents with others.


Special effort is made to match the interests of volunteers with their work assignments. Explore opportunities to work with children, share library information, process materials, or assist with special projects. Volunteering at Houston Public Library is one way you CAN make a difference!

Call Volunteer Services at (832) 393 1481 or send us an email. Submit your application to volunteer at Volunteer Initiative Program. For group projects, please complete a request on behalf of your organization.