The Suffolk Public Library is committed to connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas, and experiences. Our volunteer program encourages giving back to the community of Suffolk by working side-by-side with library staff to deliver and promote library services that reflect an informed, enlightened, and thriving community. Complete the online application.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer position openings vary throughout the year and whether you are interested in making a weekly commitment or working on a short-term project, we have a number of positions from which to choose. At any given time, our library locations may be looking for volunteers in the following categories:
  • Events Volunteer: Assist library staff with set up and break down for events and preparing materials. Volunteers must assist with at least two events per month to remain active.
  • Projects volunteer: Help with behind-the-scenes library projects such as preparing materials for programs and assisting with book repairs. Volunteers must work at least two hours per week to remain active.


  • Applicants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Applicants ages 18 and older are required to complete a consent to a background check.
  • Complete the online volunteer application

Contact Us

Have questions about volunteering at the library? E-mail library-volunteer@suffolkva.us.