Volunteer

The library has a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults and teens. Support your library’s daily operations, programs and services.

Adult volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Hennepin County Library.

Current opportunities

Computer tutor volunteer

Assist patrons with computer basics – typing, using a mouse, signing up for email accounts, navigating a website, using Microsoft Office, printing, filling out applications, and other tasks as requested. Volunteers work one-to-one with patrons at an assigned time in the library. Experience with computers required. This position is an excellent opportunity to advance digital literacy.

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K-12 homework help volunteer - Fall 2022

Work with K-12 youth after school on homework-related projects. Volunteers support students' academic success by helping them develop literacy and mathematics skills, understand homework assignments, and prepare for college. Volunteers work once a week for at least one semester. Experience with youth is helpful. Training is provided. A criminal background check is required.

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How to apply
  1. Complete a volunteer application.
  2. View the online orientation.
  3. Schedule an interview.

Questions? Call Volunteer Services at 612-543-8633. The phone line is staffed Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 24 hours.

Web usability sessions

Volunteers needed to participate in usability sessions to help improve the library website. Learn more about web usability sessions.

Due to COVID-19, Hennepin County Library is not currently accepting applications for Court-ordered community service.

Local Friends groups are volunteer, membership-based organizations at individual libraries. Varied in size and activities, all share a common goal of supporting and advocating for their local libraries.

Learn more about joining your local Friends group

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Teen volunteers

We have volunteer opportunities for youth ages 12-18. Positions vary depending on the library.

How to apply
  1. Check with your local Hennepin County library about volunteer opportunities for teens.
  2. If there are volunteer openings, complete the teen volunteer application (PDF) and bring it to the library.
  3. A library staff member will contact you.

Questions? Call Volunteer Services at 612-543-8633.