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We are placing adult and teen volunteers, but some locations and roles are full. All volunteers are asked to complete, sign, get a parent/guardian signature (if under age 18) and return a Volunteer Application.

Application for Volunteer Service- (download a volunteer application) can be submitted to the Volunteer Services Office of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS) by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), mail (Central Library), fax (404-612-0534) or dropped off at any of our 34 locations.

If you need to complete community service for court, lawyer or school requirements, you must contact Volunteer Services at 404-730-1965 to discuss additional paperwork that is needed. Please note we do not accept all charges and we cannot guarantee hours can be completed in the allotted timeframe. Please start early, so we can try to best assist you.

Library Clerical Aide
Help library staff with such tasks as preparing arts and crafts materials for library programs, checking books and other library materials for damage, making simple repairs, assisting with filing and/sorting library material.

Library User Survey Assistant
Take counts of library patrons and distribute surveys on library usage at the Central Library and at branches. Completed two times a year. Different shifts available.

Math Tutor (Ocee Library)
Teen volunteers with proficient math skills assist younger individuals with math homework. The CAST program meets on Sunday afternoons throughout the school year and is led by local high school students. 

Peer Mentor (Dogwood Library)
Teens lead Saturday homework help sessions to strengthen younger students' math and reading skills, as well as participate in hands on creative activities. Current report card or teacher's recommendation may be required.

Program Presenter 
If you have academic credentials or are certified in a specific field, and would like to explore facilitating a program utilizing your expertise, please call us at 404-730-1965 to find out the next steps. Examples could include, but are not limited to leading programs on Anime, Art, Chess, Computer Coding, Public Speaking and Writing. Come share your talents today.

 Shape Up The Shelves! 
Shape Up The Shelves group projects make it easy for volunteers to get involved with the Library. Days of service are designed with the busy volunteer in mind. They are also a fun team builder for clubs and organizations. Teams search the shelves for lost items, shelve books, assist with processing materials and straighten stacks--important behind-the-scenes tasks that help get books and materials in the hands of patrons. With this blitz approach, small groups of volunteers help the library accomplish, in a short time, tasks which otherwise might take months.

Shelving Assistant
Over three million items circulate every year across the Library System and volunteers help alphabetize, sort and return items to the shelves. Online shelving tests and orientation help volunteers strengthen skills with the Dewey Decimal System.

Spanish Language Teacher
Volunteers fluent in Spanish and familiar with teaching techniques are needed to present a workshop series on basic Spanish. (Volunteers fluent in other languages may also be needed to present workshops.)

Special Program Assistant
Volunteers can help with special holiday programs and the Summer Reading Program June 1-August 1. Assist with set up, event coordination and clean up.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Work directly with librarians to create and host successful teen programs. Currently TABs are active at the Milton, Ocee and South Fulton Libraries, but other locations are interested in working with proactive teens.

Volunteer Services: 404-730-1965

Please be aware that not all opportunities are needed at all times and jobs vary by Library location. We will do our best to give you an assignment that suits your interests and skills at the location of your choice.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in applying for unpaid internships directly connected with an educational program should contact us and be prepared to share learning outcomes, a syllabus and a potential timeframe.

If you have a large group or need to complete hours immediately (i.e. this weekend or in the next 5 days), please research other volunteer opportunities through Hands On Atlanta (www.handsonatlanta.org). 

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