Volunteer at Hour of Code - NEEDED
Online Application - Please reference "Hour of Code"
Are you a Computer Programmer or work in Computer Science? You can volunteer at our Hour of Code events at the Milwaukee Public Library!
With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skill set. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science! To help fix this problem, our Hour of Code sessions gives local teens the opportunity to have fun and learn the basics of computer programming all in one hour sessions.
Volunteers will work one-on-one or in small sessions with teen students, helping them complete the assigned coding challenge. The volunteer commitment for each program will run approximately 2-2.5 hours in total and volunteers are welcome to signup for whichever dates work best for them.
Hour of Code Dates and Locations:
- Monday, September 16 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Atkinson Library
- Saturday, September 28 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Central Library
- Tuesday, October 8 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park Library
- Saturday, October 19 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Zablocki Library
- Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Bay View Library
Adult Tutors - NEEDED
Job Description | Online Application
Washington Park on Saturday mornings
Did you know that 1 in 4 adults in Milwaukee read at or below a 4th grade reading level? Under-educated adults experience high levels of unemployment and low wages, setting them way back. Here's where you can play a vital role. The Milwaukee Public Library Adult Tutoring Program provides one-on-one literacy help for adult patrons looking to improve their basic reading, writing, and life skills. By donating your time and talents as an Adult Tutor, you can help adults on a variety of projects from reading books and writing cover letters to studying for the GED and college entrance exams. No past teaching experience is required. We'll
provide you with all the training and resources you need to help adults in our community get ahead.
Our Adult Tutoring program is offered as a drop-in service, meaning there are no appointments and tutors are not matched with specific individuals. Tutors help all patrons who show up looking for help on a first come, first served basis.
Computer Coach - NEEDED
Job Description | Online Application
Location: Zablocki, Atkinson, and Washington Park
Imagine having to create a résumé, pay your bills, search for a job, or apply to college without having a computer of your own. In today’s modern world, it’s nearly impossible to complete many of these every day, life tasks without a computer. Unfortunately, that is the situation many of our patrons are in. Here’s where you can make a big difference.
Our Computer Coaches work one-on-one with our adult patrons needing assistance with learning and using our public computers and devices. From helping someone format their resume in Microsoft Word and apply for jobs online to helping someone learn how to print, you can share your knowledge with novice computer users and help bridge the digital divide in our community.
No teaching experience is required. Minimum 18 years old. Two hour per week commitment, with week day, daytime availability preferred.
Our Computer Coach program is offered as a drop-in service, meaning there are no appointments and Coaches are not matched with specific individuals. Coaches help all patrons who show up looking for help on a first come, first served basis.
On-Call Volunteer Crew
Do you love the Library and wish to volunteer but are too busy to make a weekly commitment? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Join our On-Call Volunteer Crew and lend a helping at at our special programs and events. Crew Members are contacted on an as-needed basis and are welcome to sign up as frequently or infrequently as they wish. Volunteers assist with a wide range programs including Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, Teen Job Fairs, Educational and Literacy Programs, Author Visits, Children's Performances, Cultural Celebrations, and more!
Upcoming Volunteer Crew Member Opportunities
- Bring Your Own Blanket Story Time on Saturday, August 24 at Zablocki Library
- Science of Slime on Tuesday, September 10 at Washington Park
- Hour of Code on Monday, September 16 at Atkinson Library
- Global Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 21 at Tippecanoe Library
- Hour of Code on Saturday, September 28 at Central Library
- Doors Open on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 at Central Library
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.
Tour Guide Volunteer
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.
Questions on any of these opportunities? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at MPLVolunteer@milwaukee.gov