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Volunteering with the Miami‑Dade Public Library System is a great way to give back to the community, help others, build your resume and gain job experience, and better understand your library, your community and yourself. Support the Library and volunteer.

Some volunteer opportunities include:

  • Shelving and shelf reading books and magazines
  • Assisting in the library office
  • Mending books and other materials
  • Assisting with Children’s programming
  • Becoming a Computer Coach/Trainer

The Library accepts volunteers 16 or older who are able to make a 3 month and/or 50 hour commitment. Court ordered volunteer work cannot be completed at the library.

Volunteer applications are available at any branch library, by calling Volunteer Services to request an application, or by downloading the Volunteer Application. Complete the application form and bring it to any branch library with an official photo ID. A fingerprint and background check must be successfully passed before an applicant can be placed. The Library System will cover the cost of fingerprinting.

Volunteering with the Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library

The Friends of the Library host an annual Book Sale at the Main Library to raise money for programming and other library enhancements. Volunteers are needed to sort materials in preparation for the Book Sale and to help during the 4‑day Book Sale.

Information About the Friends Book Sale

Volunteering with Project L.E.A.D.

Project L.E.A.D. (Literacy for Every Adult in Dade) is an adult literacy program designed to assist English‑speaking adults who are functionally illiterate. The program provides free, one‑on‑one, confidential tutoring to help adults improve their reading and writing skills. Adult learners are matched with volunteer tutors who help them achieve their reading goals. Teams meet twice per week at a library branch for one‑hour sessions.

Information About Project L.E.A.D.