Help the Library Help Houston
Searching for a non-profit organization where you can volunteer your time? Look no further than the Houston Public Library! There are plenty of ways to put your talents to good use and help others within the metro area. You can donate your time as long as you are 14 years of age or older. That means if you’re a student, a parent, a working individual or a retiree, there’s something you can do.
There are 40 convenient locations all around Houston. This lets you volunteer close to your home, school or workplace. This includes Central Library in downtown Houston, the Special Collections Libraries, and other locations within Houston neighborhoods.
What can I do?
Some of the volunteer opportunities include:
- shelving assistants,
- tech squad
- after-school zone mentors
- research assistants
- crafts assistants
- mentors and ESOL teachers
The Houston Public Library tries to match their volunteers with the assignments that interest them the most.
Because there’s such a variety of help needed, volunteers are needed whenever the library is open. The library experiences its busiest time during evenings and on weekends, and the need for help at those times is higher. However, if that doesn’t fit with your schedule, the library will try to accommodate your availability. Other peak times include summer vacation, spring break and over the holiday season.
To start helping today, you can call Volunteer Services at (832) 393-1481 or send them an email.