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 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We are truly grateful for your interest in volunteering! Please note that due to library renovations several locations are closed or full and do not have any open volunteer positions. We are accepting all applications and will confirm availability or waiting list status. 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 (Auburn Avenue Research Library), fax (404-612-0534) or dropped off at any of our open branch locations.

If you need to complete community service for or in anticipation of court, lawyer or school requirements, you must contact Volunteer Services at 404-612-9486 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 (Seasonal)
Take counts of library patrons and distribute surveys on library usage. Occurs once a year in the spring. 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. 

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 404-612-9486 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 small 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 5-10 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: 404-612-9486

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.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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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