Library Volunteers

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."    

Since its inception in 1995, the Paso Robles City Library Volunteer Program has continued to grow and today is one of California's most innovative models of volunteerism in library service. With a variety of volunteer positions available, we can match you with an opportunity that will help us meet the community's information needs and bring you camaraderie, challenges, and fun!

The Library is currently recruiting for: 

  • Friends of the Library Gift Store Requires good customer service skills and the ability to push a cart of books up the ramp on occasion. Various days/shifts available.Smiling woman working in the Friends of the Library gift store


All positions require an on-going weekly commitment of one day, 2 to 3 hours, a positive attitude, and a desire to help with library operations.

Application Process

Library volunteers are representatives of the city and, as such, applicants undergo a thorough on-boarding process:

  1. Application
  2. Interview
  3. Reference Check 
  4. Background Check (fingerprinting)
  5. Orientation and Training

Submitting Your Application

Applicants must be 18 years or older. Please note that the Library cannot accommodate court-ordered community service requests.
To apply for the Library Volunteer Program, submit a completed application (PDF) to:

Suzanne Robitaille, Volunteer Coordinator
Paso Robles City Library
1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446

You may also submit it to:
Human Resources
821 Pine Street, Suite A, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Not Quite Ready to Commit to a Weekly Shift?

Share some of your time with one of the Library's non-profit organizations-- Friends of the Paso Robles Library or the Paso Robles Library FoundationThrough fun events and fundraising campaigns, both generate additional revenue for Library programs and materials and rely on community support. Or, apply to serve on the Library Board of Trustees. Five community members, appointed by the City Council, advise and make recommendations to city management on ways to address the information needs of the community.

Questions? Contact: Suzanne Robitaille, Library Volunteer Coordinator at 805.237.3870 or