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Volunteer at the Placentia Library

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Now accepting new volunteers!

Placentia Library volunteers make meaningful contributions to the library and our community while learning new skills and having fun. An active library card, volunteer application and orientation are required. Current volunteers opportunities include Adult Literacy Tutors, Placentia Teen Advisory Council, Teen Review Crew, Circulation Support – Shelver/Relabeler and Placentia Library Friends Foundation support.  Additional volunteer opportunities are coming soon! 

Please contact us for volunteer opportunities and scheduling availability. All volunteers will receive an online orientation and must make a three month commitment to their assigned volunteer position. Note: submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee a placement due to the needs of the  library.

Contact or 714-528-1906.

Who Can Volunteer? 

  • Assignments are available for individuals ages 12 and up.
  • Please note that the Library is not currently accepting court-ordered volunteers.
  • For group volunteer assignments, contact or (714) 528-1906.

What Volunteer Opportunties Are Available? 

Current volunteer opportunities include Adult Literacy Tutors, Placentia Teen Advisory Council, Teen Review Crew, Circulation Support – Shelver/Relabeler and Placentia Library Friends Foundation support.  Additional volunteer opportunities are coming soon!  

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for volunteer opportunities and scheduling availability. All volunteers will receive an online orientation and must make a three-month commitment to their assigned volunteer position. Contact or (714) 528-1906 for more information.   

If you are 18 years and older and interested in becoming an Adult Literacy Tutor, contact or (714) 528-1906, ext. 214 for information on how to become a volunteer.

How do I Become a Volunteer? 

It is easy; all you need to do is complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an online volunteer application.
    Please note you will need to have an active Placentia Library Card to complete the application. Applications must be submitted before completing the online volunteer orientation. Please note that you must have a personal email as school districts do not accept emails from outside organizations.
    Click here if you are between 12 and 17 years old
    Click here if you are 18 years old and over
  2. Complete the Online Volunteer Orientation.
    Once the volunteer application is submitted you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator, the online orientation must be completed within 7 days of receiving the online orientation links.
  3. Returning Volunteers
    If it has been over a year since you last volunteered, or you feel like you need a refresher, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator before volunteering again.

 I Need a Site for My Internship or Work Study? 

The Placentia Library is an approved site for students wishing to fulfill their community service, internship or work study requirements. All positions require a volunteer application, and volunteer orientation. Please note that internships and work study programs will also require a resume, interview and, if accepted, fingerprinting before assignments can begin.

Our local partners include:

  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Fullerton College
  • University of Phoenix
  • Western State University College of Law
  • Local High School and Junior High Schools
  • Troy Tech
  • Val Tech                                                                                

Don’t see your program listed? Contact or (714) 528-1906 to see if the Library qualifies for your program's internship or federal work study program.