How to Apply

The registration process consists of a few easy steps: 

  1. Find an Opportunity & "Express Interest/Sign Up"
  2. Attend a Face-to-Face meeting with a Library staff member 
  3. Complete a Background & Safety Check (18+ only)
  4. Receive final approval to begin your service experience.

Individuals between 14-17 years should read the requirements for youth

Find an Opportunity 

Visit the Opportunity Search Page to view a listings of all service projects.  You may also search listing by keyword, location, zip code, and availability. 

Express Interest/Sign Up
Select any project to read a description and requirements.  Once you have found a desired opportunity, to begin the volunteer registration process, click "Express Interest/Sign Up".  

You will receive a confirmation email verifying that you have successfully applied for this opportunity.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the high volume of applications received by the library, we are unable to respond to all requests and inquiries regarding volunteer positions

In some cases, positions may be closed by the location/program without prior notice given to Volunteer Services and may still be listed on the website.

Attend a Face-to-Face Meeting

Applicants must attend a face-to-face personal interview with library staff assigned to supervise the service project.  The meeting provides a chance to learn about the project, specific tasks and schedule.

Following the meeting, project supervisors decide whether to recommend applicants for final approval. 

Background & Safety Check (18+ only)

Once applicants are recommended for final approval, you must complete an online criminal background and safety check.  You will receive instructions via email with complete instructions.  

Applicants are asked to complete the safety check within 72 hours.  Once the check has been performed, applicants are notified regarding clearance and eligible applicants given final approval status.

How Do I Finish the Approval Process?

You will receive a Welcome Email & Welcome Packet once you have successfully completed the approval process.  The packet contains information valuable information on how to get the most out of your service experience with Queens Library.