HPL Volunteer Services

HPL Halloween Events

Please join the Houston Public Library in celebrating Halloween with events offering activities for the whole family! Staff has requested volunteers to provide support for the events through assistance with various tasks that include: Event setup, decorations, arts & crafts, stem tables, Halloween candy and refreshments, and event break-down.

Volunteers are free to dress up and come in costume!

Halloween Happening!
Karl Young Park
7800 Stella Link Rd, 77025

Sunday, October 28th; 4pm-6pm

Halloween Event
Carnegie Neighborhood Library
1050 Quitman, 77009
Wednesday, October 31st; 3pm-5pm


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 for information on how to sign up for service opportunities.

For volunteers with an interest in starting classes or programs, please fill out our Volunteer Program Request Form

For group projects, please complete a request on behalf of your organization.