Volunteer With Us

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Friends. They are the first impression of the Friends to customers and donors.  Without our volunteers we couldn’t do what we do to support our Library!

Most volunteers are active in the actual business of selling books, whether that’s at a community/member sale,  the downtown book store, online sales, or other venues. We have positions to fit everyone standing and sitting! Because they believe in the value of their Library, our volunteers go the extra mile to help the Friends raise money to give back to the Library. Over 300 volunteers together contribute more than 30,000 hours every year to support their Pima County Public Library!

Being a Friends volunteer is a great way to meet fellow book lovers while contributing to your community.

What do volunteers do?

Most of our volunteers help us prepare books for sale or work at one of our book sales.  We have many jobs available including:

  • Helping customers at our book sales

  • Sorting and pricing donated books

  • Listing books for sale online.

  • Other opportunities: If you have special skills in information technology, financial analysis, facilities management, or marketing, we can use your expertise. Just let us know!


How do I volunteer? 

Call 520-795-3763 or email with any questions. No reservations needed, just come to the orientation at 9am at any of the below orientation dates! We look forward to meeting you. New volunteers can find out more at our monthly volunteer orientation. Upcoming orientations are scheduled on the following dates from 9–11am at 2230 N. Country Club Rd. 

Monday, November 4, 2019
Monday, December 2, 2019
Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020
Monday, July 6, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020

Volunteering with the Friends is a rewarding experience—thank you for considering us!