Adult Volunteer Programs

The Adult Volunteer Program offers opportunities in many areas of library service, from "up front and personal" to "behind the scenes" and several areas in between.

Friends of the Paso Robles Library


For those who enjoy working closely with the public and have strong customer-service skills, there are opportunities at three service points: The Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk, and the Children's Desk.

  • For those who enjoy working independently but among the public, there are shelving opportunities throughout the library.
  • For those who prefer to work behind the scenes and are detail-oriented, there is processing, mending, and sorting of donations.

All assignments provide opportunities to learn new skills, make new friends, and enjoy a sense of accomplishment.

Gift Shop

Volunteers staff the Friends of the Library Gift Shop. Friends of the Library Gift Shop is a delightful boutique filled with unique merchandise and educational gifts - and sort and sell book and magazine donations - the proceeds of all going toward purchasing materials and enhancing current programs. 

Library Foundation

Volunteers also assist the Paso Robles Library Foundation in raising additional monies for the library. And the five volunteers appointed by the city council to serve on the Library Board of Trustees are entrusted to recommend goals and policies to address the information and entertainment needs of the community.


All positions require a commitment of 2 to 4 hours, one day per week, a positive attitude, and a desire to be part of the cornerstone of this community. Morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday shifts are available.

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 Checks
  4. Background Check
  5. Orientation and Training

Submitting Your Application

To apply for any Adult Library Volunteer Program, simply complete the application (PDF) and return it to:
Paso Robles 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