Queens Library has many borough-wide volunteer opportunities. We currently enjoy the support of over 1,000 volunteers who generously offer their knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for the betterment of their communities.

Volunteers assist staff in many areas providing a variety of services; some tutor adults in literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) while others assist library staff with programs, preparing materials for book sales, sending out mass mailings, shelving books, creating databases, and other tasks that facilitate daily branch operations.

Volunteers give their time freely because they are committed to the common goal of the Library: to enrich the lives of the people of Queens.

There are no minimum service hours required for most positions.

Volunteers come to us from a variety of backgrounds. We have retired staff members, students who need to fulfill service credit – both on the high school and college level; retired customers who want to keep busy; and people who, for various reasons, want to transition back into the workforce. We provide training and support to volunteers from all walks of life.

General Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer Services
Queens Library
Telephone: (718) 480-4313
Fax: (718) 480-4302
Email: Volunteer@queenslibrary.org