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Summer Volunteer Opportunities


Summer Soulstice Music Festival

Saturday, June 25, 2016- 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
East Branch- 2320 N. Cramer St.

Celebrate Summer Soulstice with the Milwaukee Library's East Branch. Looking for volunteers to operate the children's outdoor stations. Volunteers will help promote the Summer Reading Program, hand out stickers and tattoos, and assist facilitating a chalk art activity. 


Notre Dame Family Night

Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Notre Dame Primary School-1418 S. Layton Blvd.

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee is hosting a new family night, for about 75 new students and their families.  The event is Thursday, July 7th, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm, at Notre Dame Primary School (1418 South Layton Blvd).  There will be food, fun for the kids, networking and information for the parents.  

The purpose of this event is to help new families get to know each other, the Notre Dame community, and the community at large. With that goal in mind, we’re in need of 2 volunteers to share information and educate parents about the Milwaukee Public Library. Please sign-up today!


Playgroup with Stories at Tippecanoe Library

Every Friday, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., (program time 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.)

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or guardian is followed by open play time with a variety of age-appropriate, educational toys.  Story time includes plenty of finger plays, songs or other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skills.Every Friday for children ages 1 to 4 with a parent or guardian.

Volunteer needs: 1-2 individuals (teen or adult)

Duties: Inform patrons of the program, track attendance, and assist with Summer Reading Program sign ups before and after the program. 


Every Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., (program time 6-7 p.m.)

Volunteer needs: 1-2 individuals (teen or adult)

Duties: Inform patrons of the program, track attendance, and assist with Summer Reading Program sign ups before and after the program. 


BYOD @Tippecanoe Library [online application]
Are you curious about what the library offers online, but want somebody to help you get started? Bring your tablet, Kindle, Nook, etc. and your library card to the library and we’ll help you set up a library account on your device to download FREE books, music and magazines. We guarantee you'll find something to enjoy from home in our library databases.

The newly renovated Tippecanoe Library will begin a BYOD series starting, Tuesday, February 16. If you enjoy helping others and are tech savvy, this is the volunteer opportunity for you.

Each week you will assist patrons with a variety of eReaders and devices. Help patrons to learn the ins and outs of today’s eBook technology. Work alongside a Tippecanoe staff member  to explain the free programs offered through the Milwaukee Public Library system.


Teacher in the Library program (see attached job description) (Opportunity is CLOSED and will resume in September 2016)

The Milwaukee Public Library is seeking volunteers to support to our popular Teacher in the Library program. Volunteers will work alongside the Teacher in the Library to provide after school homework help and academic support to students in grades 1-8. Volunteer must be a minimum of 16 years of age to participate.

Current openings are at the following locations:
Bay View, Capitol, Forest Home

Hours Needed: Teacher in the Library will run through the first week of June 2016 and resume in September 2016. 

Minimum commitment: 1-2 days a week/2-3 hours each day
Teacher in the Library is offered:
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Ongoing Opportunities

Bookseller Volunteer - Job Description

Docent Volunteer- Job Description

Milwaukee Road Collection  [online application]
If you are looking for an ongoing opportunity that is located at the Central Library, I have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. We are looking for four individuals with an interest in railroads, architecture, engineering and/or graphic design to assist with the Milwaukee Road Collection. 

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]