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Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations


Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Acting the Interview - Online Application
Wednesday, March 21 | 3:30 - 6:00pm
Washington Park

Have you had professional mentors in your life who helped you get where you are today? Pay it forward by volunteering to conduct Mock Interviews. Young people will sign up for a time slot to interview with you. The library will supply interview questions, feedback forms, and refreshments – you supply the helpful mentor to practice with. Deadline to Apply is Friday, March 16.

Teen Resume Writing Workshop - Online Application
Tuesday, March 27 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm at Mitchell Street
Wednesday, March 28
1:30 - 4:00pm at Washington Park

You can help equip local teens with the right tools and resources for success in their future careers by teaching them how to write resumes. Work one-on-one with teens, ages 16-19, at either of our Teen Resume Writing Workshops, helping them learn how to build resumes from scratch and improve existing ones. Once completed, teens are welcome to print their finished resumes on MPL Public Printers and apply for jobs in the Job Fair happening at the same time. Deadline to Apply is Friday, March 23.

Memory Cafe Assistant - Online Application
April - December 2018
Various Dates and Locations

You can enrich the lives of individuals affected by Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Memory Loss as a Memory Cafe Volunteer Assistant. Starting in April 2018, MPL will be hosting monthly Memory Cafes in the afternoon of the third Tuesday of every month at rotating locations. Each cafe will offer a fun, interactive program for individuals and their caregivers along with refreshments. Volunteers will provide vital support by greeting attendees, registering individuals, assisting with refreshments, and participating in the program. Upcoming themes include Board Games, Gardening, Ice Cream Social, Rhythm for Unity Drum Circle, Comfort Cooking, and much more.

Adult Drop-In Tutor - Job Description | Online Application

Our adult learners need your help. Our Adult Drop-In Tutors provide valuable support to individuals looking to improve basic literacy and life skills, including reading comprehension, writing abilities, and basic math. No teaching experience required. Minimum 18 years old. Two hour weekly commitment. Flexible schedule, arrange tutoring times according to your availability. Apply today and make a profound difference in an adult's life.

To become an Adult Drop-In Tutor, follow these four easy steps:

1. Complete an online or paper application here.
2. Complete this at-home training video (2-3 hours).
3. Once the application and training video are completed, please email the Tutor Coordinator at to confirm these steps are complete and to receive more information regarding becoming a tutor at MPL!
4. Attend an in-person orientation at the Central Library (1-2 hours). Times and dates will be emailed once the volunteer application and training video are complete.

To learn more, please contact the Tutor Coordinator at

Computer Coach - Job Description | Online Application

Do you have a knack for computers and technology? Use your skills to enhance life in your community by helping adult learners improve their basic computer literacy abilities, an essential life skill in our increasingly modern world. Computer Coaches work one-on-one with individuals seeking assistance with accomplishing beginner to intermediate level computer tasks, including creating online accounts, filling out online forms, email assistance, maneuvering websites and search engines, utilizing the Microsoft Office suite, and more. Minimum 18 years old. Two hour weekly commitment. Flexible schedule, arrange coaching times based on your availability. No teaching experience required, just a passion for technology and helping people in your community.

Bookseller Volunteer - Job Description

Volunteer(s) will sort, stock, categorize, and shelve materials for purchase. Maintain store appearance, assists customers, operate cash register and performs other tasks. This volunteer position is managed by the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library.

Docent Volunteer- Job Description | Docent Application Form

If you are a library enthusiast and are looking for a new venture, consider becoming a docent at Milwaukee’s historic Central Library. Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, and an official Milwaukee landmark, Central Library is an architectural jewel which showcases detailed craftsmanship, ornate decoration, and fascinating special features. This volunteer position is managed by the Friends of  the Milwaukee Public Library.