How to Apply (18 and Older)
Individuals between 14-17 years should read the requirements for youth volunteers...here
Under "Find an Opportunity", you may search for available volunteer projects. Click on a service title to view a description containing an overview of the tasks and responsibilities, skills required, and dates/times needed.
Once you identify a suitable project, use the "Express Interest" button at the bottom of the description to fill-out a volunteer application. Once received, you will be contacted by Volunteer Services with the next steps to complete the registration process.
Step 2: Interview
Applicants are required to complete a personal interview with a project supervisor. The interview provides a chance to learn more about the position, discuss the requirements, schedules, and specific duties and tasks.
Step 3: Background Check
If recommended for placement, applicants 18 and over are required to complete a criminal background screening prior to start. Queens Public Library conducts the following screenings:
- Nationwide Criminal Record Locator Search
- Social Security Trace (if applicable)
- 50 State Department of Justice Registered Sex Offender Search
Step 4: Orientation
All volunteers recommended for final approval will need to attend a mandatory orientation webinar. Orientation covers important policies and topics related to having a successful service experience.
If you have questions regarding the application process, please click here.