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Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

One-time Opportunities

Grand Reopening of Tippecanoe Branch
3912 S. Howell Avenue
Saturday, December 12
Volunteers needed from 10 am to 5 pm
Shifts: 10 am-12 pm; 12-2 pm; 2-5 pm 
Volunteers are needed for the following activities:
- Hand out giveaways
- Assist with setup
- Tour stations
- Photo booth
- Craft area
- Provide security at the entrance
[online application]

Teen Chef
Are you a creative cook? Do others rave over your concoctions? Show your skills and talents while competing in a friendly cooking competition.
Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Center Street Library- 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Need: 2 volunteers
[online application]

Make your own Gingerbread House
Bring your family and your  imagination to decorate a miniature gingerbread house.
Registration required. Please register online or call 286-3011.
Need: 2-4 volunteers at each library location
Volunteers will prepare gingerbread kits, assist with set-up and clean-up.
[online application]
Atkinson- Thursday, Dec 10, 4-5:30 pm
Bay View-Monday, Dec 14, 6-7 pm
Capitol- Wednesday, Dec 9, 5:30-6:30 pm
Center Street-Saturday, Dec 12, 10:30-11:30 am
Central- Saturday, Dec 19, 10:30-11:30 am
East- Saturday, Dec 5, 10:30-11:30 am
Forest Home-Wednesday, Dec 16, 6-7pm
Martin Luther King- Monday, Dec 7, 5:30-6:30 pm
Mill Road- Thursday, Dec 3, 4:30-5:30 pm
Villard Square-Tuesday, Dec 8, 6-7 pm
Washington Park- Saturday, Dec 19, 10:30-11:30 am
Zablocki- Saturday, Dec 12, 10:30-11:30 am


Ongoing Opportunities

MPL Data Mining Volunteer or Student Intern
Milwaukee Public Library is seeking a detail-oriented individual or student to assist staff in reviewing and analyzing a large set of patron responses for patterns and trends. The work would involve reading and interpreting narrative, tallying, plotting, charting, or graphing, and creating an appropriate model for data presentation. The ideal volunteer will have skills, or is actively acquiring skills in working with unstructured data sets, analyzing them, finding interesting insights, and presenting them in a clear and simple manner appropriate for the library’s needs. In the absence of demonstrated skills in these areas, a very strong interest is required, along with excellent communication skills. This volunteer position will work under the supervision of the Deputy Library Director and/or the Central Circulation Manager.

For more details, interested persons should contact Joan Johnson, Deputy Library Director at or 414-286-3025. Recruitment for this position will continue until filled.

MPL Resource Guide Volunteer or Student Intern
Milwaukee Public Library is seeking an individual with a social work or community services background to develop a resource manual for the Milwaukee Public Library system. The individual will be responsible for contacting a list of local agencies to gather information on the resources that are offered to the Milwaukee community. Those resources may include the following topics:
Home care, Legal resources, Shelters, Food pantries, Tax help, Outreach program, Social service providers, Tutors

Our goal is to gather this information and make it available to help our peers and patrons. Individuals would compile a list organizations, make calls, collect materials and design the resource guide. We're looking for someone who is motivated, outgoing, a self-starter, great communication skills and familiar with the City of Milwaukee. The volunteer would work under the supervision of the Peer Support Team of the Milwaukee Public Library. For more details, interested persons should contact Deidre Steward, Volunteer Coordinator at or 414-286-3077. Recruitment for this position will continue until filled.

Computer/Print Assistant, Zablocki Library- 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Hours: Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Looking for volunteer(s) to assist with computer related issues (mainly printing) for a 4 hour period Mondays through Fridays. [online application]

Central Greeter [online application]

Central Library World War I project [online application]

Central Library Historic Poster Collection [online application]

Computer Assistant [online application]

Drop-in Adult Tutor [online application]

East Play Group Assistant [online application]

Outreach Events Assistant (Summer Reading Program and Library Card Campaign) [online application]