We are truly grateful for your interest in volunteering! Please note at this time most volunteer projects are filled, so thank you for your patience.
We do not currently have any group or virtual volunteer opportunities. Please review organizations listed on www.handsonatlanta.org that need assistance at this time.
If you need to complete community service for or in anticipation of court, lawyer, employment or school requirements, you must contact Volunteer Services at 404-613-0125 to discuss additional paperwork that is needed. Please note we do not accept all charges and we cannot guarantee hours can be completed in the allotted time frame. Please start early, so we can try to best assist you. We will also share other area organizations that might have project availability.
We are accepting volunteer applications for the waitlist and will confirm availability for volunteer orientations in December 2023 or later in 2024. All volunteer applicants (new and returning after a long absence) are required to complete, sign, get a parent/guardian signature (if under age 18) and return a Volunteer Application. Adults- scroll down to complete the application online and Youth- download the PDF application to complete.
Volunteer projects are assigned after orientation is completed and may include 1-2 hour shifts assisting with clerical tasks, shelving materials, providing crowd control at programs, serving with the Friends of the Library and providing subject matter expertise for a library program (requires a program proposal). Please be sure to read, review and ask any questions about the Volunteer Handbook at orientation.
National Volunteer Appreciation Week is held annually in April and one-time help is needed for set up, event execution and special talents such as artists, musicians, photographers and singers. Set up and crowd control are needed at special events throughout the year including art exhibits; National Library Week in April; Summer Reading Kickoff in June and Closing in July; and fall events One Book One Read, Staff Development Day and the Children's Book Festival.
OTHER TEEN AND GROUP OPPORTUNITIES:
Some branches have Teen Advisory Boards (TAB) made up of teen volunteers who collaborate on programs and brainstorm ideas for youth programming at the library. Contact your Youth Services Librarian or Volunteer Services to learn more about potential opportunities.
We celebrated our 200+ volunteer award winners at the 32nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Program on April 15, 2023. Thank you to the organizations who donated to support this year’s Volunteer Recognition Program: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Booth Western Art Museum, Café Intermezzo, Campania, Delta Flight Museum, Emory University Michael C. Carlos Museum, Georgia Swarm, High Museum of Art Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Local Three, Minero, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Publix Super Markets, Inc. Atlanta Division, Richard and Angela Bakare, Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Tellus Science Museum, The Breman Museum, Thumbs Up Diner, Topgolf Atlanta Midtown and Zoo Atlanta.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS: can be submitted to the Volunteer Services Office of the Fulton County Library System by online form (adults only), email (email@example.com), mail (1 Margaret Mitchell Square, 30303), fax (404-612-0534) or dropped off at any of our 34 open branch locations.
If you need to complete community service for or in anticipation of court, lawyer, employment or school requirements, you must contact Volunteer Services at 404-613-0125.
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