San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library

Supporting the SLO Library, its community and the SLO Community


To request more information about volunteering, contact us using this contact form.

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The SLO Friends of the Library organization is always looking for volunteers in three major areas:

In-school Volunteering
Helping teachers in class by working one-on-one with students either listening to them read or reading to them.  Commit to a schedule with the classroom teacher or program coordinator.  Read more about the In-school reading program, click here.

SLO Friends of the Library Organization Volunteering
To learn more about specific volunteer needs of the Friends of the Library, click here.

Board Member – work with other members of the Friends of the Library board to set direction and priorities, manage projects / programs and help increase membership, donations and volunteering.  Expect to meet at least once per month with the board and with committees and commit to an additional several  hours per month.

Program / Project Manager / Coordinator – Take responsibility of one of the Friends of the Library programs / projects or areas of interest.  Work with other managers, board members and project volunteers to accomplish the goals set by the board.  Programs / projects might include a fund raising event, a membership campaign, a donation drive, a functional area of responsibility such as publicity, etc. or a task like maintaining a library of books at a homeless shelter, indexing and sorting books for our Annual Book Sale or organizing a luncheon for the Friends of the Library members.  Commit enough time to make the program/project successful.

Program / Project Member – Assist on a program/project to accomplish the goals of the project / program in coordination with the manager and other volunteers.  Commit your time with the program/project manager.

In-Library Volunteering
Commit to a schedule with the Library Volunteer Coordinator.  Tasks/roles may include:

  • Re-Shelving Books  and media
  • Providing support to Computer Users
  • Teaching classes
  • Helping with craft projects
  • Cleaning shelves and books
  • Self Checkout helper
  • Computer Lab attendant
  • Book mending
  • Helping to decorate bulletin boards