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Volunteer Opportunities @ HCPL

Harford County Public Library volunteers are an amazing and dedicated group that give so much back to the community through their work at the library. The Library is in the process of bringing back the various volunteer opportunities and thank everyone for their patience.

Volunteer reading at a day care

Here is an overview of the many volunteer opportunities at the Library!

  • Summer Reading Volunteer Opportunities
  • Branch Volunteer Opportunities
  • Friends of Harford County Public Library
  • Innovation Lab & Technology Volunteers
  • Sharing the Gift Volunteers
  • Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
  • Summer Reading Volunteer Opportunities for Middle and High School Youth – Available Now for Summer 2023!

    An online application will be available April 1, 2023, for summer reading volunteer opportunities summer of 2023. Middle and high school teen volunteers assist with registration, events, and more.

    Click here to submit your Summer Reading Volunteer application (link will be live beginning April 1, 2023). Applications will be accepted through June 5, 2023.


    Branch Volunteer Opportunities

    There are many activities available to our volunteers including assisting with shelving returned materials, sorting mail, copying, assisting with events, assisting with craft activities, and more. Ongoing opportunities for adults and teens ages 16 and older.

    Click here to submit your Branch Volunteer application.


    Friends of Harford County Public Library

    Friends of Harford County Public Library are non-profit volunteer citizens groups in the community with a common concern for the library’s active expansion and participation in community life. They enrich the resources of the library by sponsoring book sales, fund-raising, and programming. There are eleven Friends of Harford County Public Library groups and each group advocates & raises funds on behalf of their specific branch. Click here for more information about Friends of Harford County Public Library.


    Innovation Lab and Technology Volunteers

    Ongoing opportunities for tech savvy individuals who are 16 and an older. Volunteers needed to assist customers with basic computer instruction at all our branches as well as helping in our Innovation Lab @ our Abingdon Branch. Volunteers must be comfortable with computers and technology and have good interpersonal skills.

    Click here to submit your Innovation Lab and Technology Volunteer application.


    Sharing the Gift

    Encourage a child’s enthusiasm for reading as you share stories, fingerplays and other library materials with young children. Volunteers participate in training and the library prepares materials for volunteers to share with children in a licensed preschool or daycare center. Here’s what you need to know:

    • Volunteers must be 18 or older.
    • Volunteers work about a half day per month from October through May while daycare centers are open (Monday through Friday). You are able to choose the day that works best for your schedule.
    • Volunteers provide their own transportation to and from their assigned center.

    This is a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity. No prior experience needed.

    Click here to submit your Sharing the Gift Volunteer application.


    Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

    Teen Advisory Groups get together on a regular basis for games, activities, and more. Each library branch has its own TAG and the groups are open to middle and high school youth.

    Click here to submit your Teen Advisory Group Volunteer application.


    Have questions? Stop by any library branch and ask about volunteering or contact volunteer@hcplonline.org. We will be happy to provide you with information!