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Thursday, November 9, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

2017 Volunteer Opportunities


Are you ready to get loud?

Join us for our third Library Loud event at the Grand Opening of Mitchell Street Branch. Sign-up today!

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Location: 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.

Contact: Kristina Gomez at

Volunteers are needed for the following activities:

  • Browser Handler
  • Craft and activities station 
  • Raffle station
  • Greeters
  • Crowd Control 

Ongoing Opportunities

Bookseller Volunteer - Job Description
Central Library World War I project [online application]

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]

Docent Volunteer- Job Description

Teacher in the Library program (see attached job description)

(Opportunity is open for 2017 starting September-June 2018)

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. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred. 

Current openings are at the following locations:
Forest Home

Hours Needed: September 2017-June 2018

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.

Tutors Needed

Volunteer to tutor adults and help improve their reading, writing, math, GED and English speaking skills.

A rewarding experience:

  • Arrange tutoring times according to your schedule.
  • Mondays through Saturdays, one to two hours per week.
  • Training programs provided.

To learn more, please visit:,
or contact the Tutor Coordinator at