HPL Volunteer Services

HPL Summer Block Parties:

Please join us at our Block Parties, a celebration of community, city and rebuilding! Staff has requested 15 volunteers to provide support for the events through assistance with various activities that include: Event set-up; Event registration; STEM activity station, Arts & Craft activity station, Face-Painting station; Assist with Library card & Summer Reading Program registration; Distribution of refreshments and bagging groceries from the food truck; and Event break-down.

Summer Block Party @ Cuney Homes
3620 Truxillo St
Houston, TX 77004
Friday, June 22nd  12pm-2pm

Summer Block Party @ Houston Housing Authority
2640 Fountain View Dr.
Houston, TX 77057
Thursday, June 28th  11am-12pm


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.