If you enjoy working with youth and want to impact their future, this is the place to be. Volunteers serve a big role in Young Minds programming, especially Homework Help and Reading Buddies.

Other volunteer opportunities vary but may include Life Skills, such as helping customers with basic computer skills and tasks such as shelving books and other materials.

Does joining the library’s team of volunteers sound like the job for you? If so, please sign up here.

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


We help students understand what their teachers are asking, showing them where to find resources to help, then guiding them to find the answers on their own.


In 15-minute segments, a child reads to you, and you guide them through the process, helping when they stumble over a word then asking them about what they read.


Adults frequently need help when completing basic tasks on the library’s computers. Volunteers provide them with assistance as they apply for jobs and complete online forms.

Already a CML volunteer? Track your volunteer hours here.