You can help your Library and community by:
- Donating time - please contact staff at the library location where you want to volunteer.
- Becoming a READ tutor for adults
- The Library tutors adults in reading. No prior teaching experience is required, as the Library will train you. If you are interested in being a student or tutor, visit our READ Adult Literacy Program web pages.
- Volunteering for Children's Programs
- Volunteers assist students with their homework projects at Homework Centers at many of our libraries. Each center has a Homework Supervisor who will train and assist volunteers.
- Each year, thousands of children participate in Summer Reading. The Library recruits young adults, ages 13 to 17, May - June, to assist children in signing up for Summer Reading.
- Becoming a Friend of the Library
- The Ventura County Library has Friends groups helping to support the library with fund-raising activities such as book sales. All money earned by the Friends is given to the libraries. Visit the Friends of the Library page for the name of the contact person for your local Friends group.
- Working at a Friends' bookstore
- Contact the Ventura County Library Foundation about becoming a board member
- Library Internships
- Are unpaid and are available for graduate students in Library and Information Science who may participate in services and projects in several areas, including Youth Services, Collections & Technical Services, Adult Services, Library IT, Literacy Services, or Branch Services.
- Multiple internships per semester may be offered.
- Interested students may contact the Library at (805) 677-7150.
- Tell others about your library's value
- See the County of Ventura's Volunteer page
Thank you for thinking of Ventura County Library!
~ All volunteers 18 and over will be subject to background checks. ~