Volunteer at the library!

  • Teens (ages 12-17) - Drop by your neighborhood branch and talk to our Youth Services staff about teen volunteer opportunities. Experiences vary and may include Reading Buddies, Teen Action Council or Homework Help for elementary students.
  • Adults (age 18 and older) - Make a difference to a young child or student by helping at one of our signature after-school programs: Reading Buddies and Homework Help.
    • Reading Buddies is an hour-long opportunity for you to listen to children (kindergarten through third grade) read to you in 15-minute segments. At the end of each segment, you will ask the child a few simple comprehension questions.
    • Homework Help lets you assist a wide variety of students (kindergarten through high school)¬†with homework assignments. The ideal volunteer can provide us with two-hour sessions on a regularly scheduled basis.

Other volunteer opportunities are available. These vary, so check with your local branch to see what is available.

Adults, SIGN UP HERE to complete an application. Teens, check in with your branch before you complete an application.

If you have questions about any of our volunteer opportunities, email swolford@columbuslibrary.org or call 614-849-1055.

Already a CML volunteer? Track your volunteer hours here.