Volunteer

The Pleasanton Public Library welcomes and encourages volunteers. We have a lot of different opportunities for you.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Coach Reading or English Skills

The Pleasanton Reads Project depends on volunteer tutors to provide free one-on-one and/or small-group instruction in both basic literacy and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) to residents over the age of 18 who struggle with reading and writing.  Volunteer tutors are trained by Library staff before being paired with a student.  Students and tutors usually meet once weekly for 1-2 hours at a mutually convenient time and place.  Volunteers may also choose to lead a weekly small group meeting for English Conversation Practice or a Book Club.  All necessary instructional materials are provided free of charge.

For more information or to volunteer for the Pleasanton Reads Project click here or contact

Pleasanton Library Adult Literacy Office 
925-931-3405
literacy@cityofpleasantonca.gov

Encouraging Kids to Read

The Booklegger Program is a volunteer opportunity for adults who would like to share their love of reading with children. Bookleggers take library books into the Pleasanton K-8 public school classrooms. Bookleggers read picture books, booktalk novels, demonstrate craft books and science experiments and encourage children to read.

For more information contact:

Chris Spitzel
925-931-3400 ext. 4426
cspitzel@cityofpleasantonca.gov

Teach Adults Work Skills

Are you an HR expert, a great teacher of Excel or other work related software, a PR consultant or any other skilled professional? Give back by teaching the public one on one or in classes (your choice.) If you would like to share your knowledge, contact:

Merry Luskin
925-931-3400
mluskin@cityofpleasantonca.gov

Support the Friends of the Library and Their Booksale

The Friends of the Pleasanton Library is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to support the Library and to supplement Library services and materials.

Buy Books from the Friends of the Library at Amazon.

The Friends have a year round magazine and paperback book sale in the Library and have two major book sales a year. The Friends are always looking for volunteers to sort, set-up, and run the book sales and to sort and restock magazines and paperbacks year round.

Other Library Opportunities

Shelving or mending books, processing magazine, genealogy docents, and lots of other options. We may have short or long-term jobs for adult volunteers. Just contact Nancy Bering 925-462-4368 and share your availability and interests.

Volunteer Match

Get Involved: Powered By Your Library is a statewide initiative designed to expand the visibility and contributions of skilled volunteers through public libraries. With thousands of Californians seeking new ways to use their skills and experience to make a difference in their community, public libraries are positioned to engage this talent to extend their capacity in the community and to develop advocates and supporters of their services.  See what you might do!

 

teen volunteersTeen Volunteer Opportunities

Teens in High School may Volunteer at the Library Throughout the Year.

Students please visit http://bttr.im/o8gau to find out more about volunteering.