Nashville Public Library is a rewarding and fun place to volunteer.
Volunteers assist at all our locations. There is likely a location for you to volunteer which is convenient to work, home, or school.
If you haven't signed up to volunteer yet, what are you waiting for? Apply to volunteer.
What do volunteers do?
Prospective volunteers are screened for aptitudes, skills, schedule availability, and preferences before being placed in available opportunities. Volunteers are placed based on best fit and not all prospective volunteers can be accepted.
Around 50% of volunteer assignments involve working with the collection:
Locating requested materials
Making sure shelved items are in the right place
Volunteers also provide:
Special event assistance
Help for patrons using computers
What is required to volunteer?
You must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian.
Commitment to a regular, weekly schedule for a minimum of 6 months.
We do not accept court-ordered community service.
Adult volunteers are required to submit to a background check before starting their volunteer service with Nashville Public Library.
Where can I volunteer?
Generally, volunteers are present at all twenty library branches, the Main Library, and the Talking Library.
For the up-to-date list of currently available opportunities for new volunteers, consult the Opportunity Directory.
If you want to volunteer at a location not currently listed in the Opportunity Directory, check back at a later date. Our volunteer openings are constantly changing.