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Volunteer

Adult Volunteers

We value adult volunteers and their dedication to connecting the community while supporting the mission of the Friends of Onondaga Free Library.

Volunteers are needed to assist the Friends with activities such as: book sales, annual membership drive, Festival of Trees and outreach events.

These volunteer opportunities are offered by the Friends, not library staff and may take place at the library or off site.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Friends, please contact them via email: oflfriends@gmail.com.


Teen Summer Volunteer Squads

Students entering Grades 7-12: Looking for a summer volunteer position? Join our team at the library!

Applications due June 24, 2022. *Space is limited - late applications will be accepted based on availability.

Available Squads

Kids Create It

Are you creative and love arts and crafts projects? Do you like working with kids? This volunteer group is for you! Help plan and lead a fun ocean themed craft program for young kids.

Volunteers must attend at least 5 meetups:
Wednesday, July 13 at 2pm-3pm - Prep/Training
Wednesday, July 20 at 2pm-3pm - Prep/Training
Tuesday, July 26 at 1:30pm-3:30pm - Program: Ocean Slime
Wednesday, July 27 at 1pm-4:30pm - Program: Kids Create It
Wednesday, Aug 3 at 2pm-3pm - Prep/Training
Tuesday, Aug 9 at 1:30pm-3:30pm - Program: Ocean Slime
Wednesday, Aug 10 at 1pm-4:30pm - Program: Kids Create It

Book Wranglers Squad

Love reading and talking about books? This is the squad for you! Discover new and popular teen titles this summer and help write book reviews. Create book displays and work on additional book projects in the library’s new Teen Space.

Volunteers must attend at least 3 meetups:
Thursday, July 14 at 2pm-4pm
Thursday, July 28 at 2pm-4pm
Thursday, August 11 at 2pm-4pm
Thursday, August 18 at 6pm-8pm - Ice Cream Party
*Additional meeting dates/times may be added in July and August

Video Gamers

Do you love playing video games? Help lead a weekly gaming program for your peers using the library’s X-Box One gaming station or your favorite video game console! Host gaming nights and tournaments featuring your favorite video games, including Smash Bros, Madden and more.

Volunteers must attend the training and at least 4 meetups:
Training: Thursday, July 7th at 4pm-5pm
Meetups:  Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm | July 12 - August 16