All KCLS libraries will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday Feb. 15.


We welcome volunteer assistance. Each month, over 4,000 volunteer hours enrich library services.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer FAQs

Library Volunteers Library Volunteers

Assist staff at community libraries in a variety of ways

StudyZoneStudy Zone Volunteers

Provide free homework help to K-12 students

Talk Time Volunteers Talk Time

Facilitate conversational sessions for English Language learners

TechTutorTechTutor Volunteers

Teach computer skills

CitizenshipCitizenship Volunteers

Help eligible residents study for the U.S. Naturalization Test

OutreachOutreach Volunteers

Deliver library materials to those who can't visit a library

How do I become a volunteer at KCLS?

Completing our volunteer application is just the first step towards becoming a KCLS volunteer. The process also includes an interview and clearing a Washington State Patrol criminal history check.

Can I get enough volunteer hours to fulfill my community service requirement?

We receive more inquiries from applicants than we have volunteer tasks available. Most volunteers serve an average of just 5-7 hours per month. As a result, we may not be able to provide enough hours to those in need of fulfilling school or diversion program or community service requirements.

Is there an age requirement for volunteering at KCLS?

Our capacity for volunteers under age 14 is extremely limited and must be discussed with library staff.

What are the benefits of volunteering at the library?

Learn about the many benefits of volunteering. (PDF)


Looking for a one-time-only volunteer opportunity?

The King County Library System Foundation needs volunteers to help out at their annual Literary Lions Gala! Learn more and sign up.

Current Volunteers

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Questions? Contact Us

General Volunteering

Study Zone



425.369.3235 or 1.877.905.2008

Last Updated: 01/27/16