Each month approximately 200 volunteers contribute their time and energy to various activities within the library. Assignments range from helping children with homework to assisting with adult computer classes.
Applications for volunteer service may be obtained in the Grant R. Brimhall Library's Administration Offices, the Newbury Park Branch Library, or go to Become a Volunteer page.
Applying to Become a Library Volunteer
The Grant R. Brimhall Library and the Newbury Park Branch welcome adult and teen volunteers!
Adults who wish to donate at least three hours per week to the library are encouraged to fill out the volunteer application form.
Typical volunteer duties include:
- Assisting the staff with
- Homework Helpers
- Reading Buddies
- Sorting donated used books
- Preparing art projects for children’s story time programs
- Working in the Library Foundation Gift Store
- Assisting with computer classes
- Mending puppets
- Cleaning books
- Alphabetizing donated fiction books on library shelves
- Helping with special events
- Posting used books online for sale (Alibris, eBay, etc)
- Assisting Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library with marketing, digital signage, and other tasks
- Helping in the genealogy section of the library
Teens must be 13 or older and are interested in the Teen Volunteer Program should complete the volunteer application form.
Once you have completed the appropriate application form, click the "Submit" button. Applications will be processed by the Library's Volunteer Coordinator Judi Bumstead, and you will be contacted for an interview when a suitable position becomes available.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a library volunteer!
For Current Volunteers
If you have already registered and have an active account in CERVIS as a Thousand Oaks Library Volunteer, you can review and apply for our Current Available Volunteer Opportunities and “Apply to Participate” in projects.