Volunteer at NYPL

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library - Library Helper needed

Do you love books and organizing and helping out?  Our Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library is looking for a responsible adult to help them with shelving books and other tasks.  This volunteer position is available Mondays, Tuesdays  or Wednesdays from 10am - 1pm.  Please email volunteer@nypl.org to express your interest. 

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Readers Program

We have a number of patrons at our Braille Library in need of a Volunteer Reader. Some volunteer openings are in person at the Braille Library and some are virtual via phone or Zoom. We are specifically looking for a local person, Spanish - speaking, who can come to the library on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm. We also need a very tech / computer savvy volunteer who hopefully speaks Arabic. Days and times for that opening are flexible. We are hoping to find someone with basic knowledge of Hebrew who can work with a patron over the phone doing some light editing of a short manuscript, weekdays except Friday. Lastly, we need a volunteer who has a math background or loves math concepts to assist a patron who needs a math textbook read to them on weekday afternoons / early evenings. When you respond to volunteer@nypl.org please put "Braille Library - Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew or Math in the subject line." Not proficient in Spanish , Arabic, Hebrew or Math? You can help us very much by sharing with your friends! 



Are you fluent in Italian? Would you like to share your love of the Italian language with others?
Morris Park Library is looking for someone to lead a program helping others to learn basic Italian on Mondays at 11am.

If you are interested, please send an email stating your interest to volunteer@nypl.org. Thank you!


KNIT or CROCHET TUTOR - Tremont Library

Are you experienced at knitting or crocheting? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with others? Tremont Library would love to have a volunteer-led program twice a month on Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm.  (Other times are possible.)

Please email volunteer@nypl.org if you are interested in volunteering. Tell us why and include an example of your knitting skills. Thank you!


More Opportunities Beyond the Library...


Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Please do not contact us to ask about other opportunities. If we have any volunteer positions open we will list them here. 

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