From shelving books at your local library to instructing an Internet training session, volunteering at the library strengthens the community. Volunteering is as flexible as your schedule. Last year, more than 921 volunteers gave more than 34,000 hours of their time to the library system. This equals the full-time equivalent of 16.42 employees!

If you are...

  • patient
  • dependable

If you have...

  • a sense of humor
  • a strong attention to detail
  • a genuine desire to help the community through volunteer service

If you . . .

  • Love libraries, reading, books, learning
  • Enjoy meeting a wide variety of new people
  • Communicate effectively with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds

. . . then check out volunteer opportunities at a library near you!

Volunteers must be 16 years or older and pass a criminal background check.

Volunteer Application Form  or Fill out an application online by clicking HERE

To submit a printed application:

  • take to your desired library location
  • or mail to:
    Volunteer Services Supervisor
    2901 S. Harvard Ave., Ste. A
    Tulsa, OK 74114

Call (918) 549-7408 for more information.

Volunteer Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Teen Team

Are you between the ages of 13 and 15 and interested in volunteering for the library? Why not apply to be a part of the Teen Team?


Literacy Volunteers

The Library's Adult Literacy Service offers one-on-one tutoring to adults and young adults (16+) who wish to improve their reading and writing skills.  Our tutors are people from the community.  Our tutors are people who find that a couple hours a week spent helping someone learn to read -- helping someone better his or her life -- is time well spent.  Our tutors are people like you.


Afterschool Homework Club Volunteers

The After-school homework clubs are located in 12 libraries this year so we are in need of many volunteers! There are two programs:

  • The One-to-One Homework assistance sites need volunteers who will sit down and help a student with their homework. Each session lasts 30 minutes per student and the center is open 3:15pm to 5:15pm Monday to Thursday.
  • The Education Activity Centers need volunteers to assist the facilitators with group activities. This program is Monday to Thursday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm as well.

Whatever time you can give will make a difference in a child's life! Visit this link for more information and application: http://guides.tulsalibrary.org/homeworkclub