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Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers play a vital role at Milwaukee Public Library.  By donating time, talent and skills, they support and enhance the library’s programs, services and mission. Volunteers are contacted by the library on an as-needed basis.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Why do people volunteer at Milwaukee Public Library?

  • Interest in the library
  • Desire to help support and enhance library programs and services
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others
  • Interested in a career in library and information services
  • Need to complete a community service requirement
     

How can I become a volunteer?

  1. Complete an online application (For applicants over 18 ONLY.)
    OR Complete application online, print, and mail or fax to the library.
    OR Print out pdf of application, fill in form, and mail or fax to the library.(Signature of parent or guardian is required for volunteer applicants under 18.)
  2. Sign and obtain the signature of a parent or guardian if necessary.
  3. Return signed application:
By Mail: Office of Volunteer Services
Milwaukee Public Library
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
In Person: To a librarian at any Milwaukee Public Library
By Fax: (414) 286-3831

Your completed application will be reviewed, and if there are any possible matches with currently available volunteer opportunities, we will contact you.  You may also be asked to participate in an in-person interview.