Volunteer Opportunities


To learn more about volunteering @ your library, contact Muffy Walker, volunteer coordinator at 707-784-1506. We regret that we cannot accommodate court-referred volunteers at this time.



Adopt a Shelf" Volunteer: Make weekly visits of 1 to 2 hours to make sure “your” shelves are tidy and books, DVDs and other library materials are in order.  Training is provided and volunteers should be capable of reaching and bending.

Locations: Cordelia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo


Adult Literacy Services: Help adult students improve reading, writing or English speaking skills.

Locations: county wide


Art Class Coordinator: Host a series of art workshops at the library, teaching art techniques and strategies. Using provided art supplies, lead class members in art exercises and present subject matter such as aspects and merits of great artists in history.
Locations: Vacaville Public Library-Town Square


Bilingual Computer Trainer: Help Spanish-speaking users navigate the Internet and online library resources.

Locations:Cordelia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo


Clerical Help: Help with data entry, filing, typing, clipping and other “behind the scenes” work.

Locations:Cordelia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville


Collection Development: Assist Technical Services Department research titles in catalog to see if they meet subject and fund guidelines. Detail oriented tasks.

Locations: Fairfield Headquarters


Collection Maintenance: Remove damaged, tattered or duplicate copies of books and those that are infrequently checked-out to be evaluated by a librarian. Facilitate the movement of retired books to the Friends of the Library and duplicate books to their home libraries.
Locations: Cordelia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo


Computer Docent: Help customers learn how to use the library’s computerized catalog, explain what is available through the Library’s website, set up e-mail accounts, help to introduce customers to the internet and demonstrate various searches. Select Computer Docents may also offer assistance on digital gadgets like smart phones, e-Readers and laptops. Please keep in mind that all docents may not be familiar with all personal devices and library computers may not offer software compatibility with each device.
Locations:  Cordelia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo


Craft Assistant: Assist with the craft preparations for children’s storytimes.

Locations: Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo


English As A Second Language (ESL) Conversation Leader: Facilitate weekly meetings, welcome participants, give brief presentations on U.S. culture, and help conversation club members keep the conversation going.  The club is not a substitute for ESL instruction, it is another way for English learners to hone their language skills. Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.

Locations: Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center


Events Helper: Provide support to library staff and other volunteers during community outreach events such as free flu shots, backpack giveaways, the Produce Pipeline, and the Christmas Wish program. Work may include answering questions, helping fill out forms, and helping organize crowds.
Locations: Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo


Grand people and Books: Volunteers of all ages share books and their love of reading with children who are visiting the Children's Section of the library.

Locations: Cordelia, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville,Vallejo


Homework Help Coordinator: Work with Young Adult Librarian to recruit student tutors from local high schools to offer free tutoring to elementary and middle school students. Help facilitate pairing between tutors and students, schedule tutors and supervise the weekly group tutoring sessions.
Locations: Cordelia, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville


Library Buddy:"Bring the library" to the homebound by delivering books and other library materials once or twice a month.

Locations: Fairfield, Vallejo


Library Buddy Coordinator: Help coordinate visits between volunteers and homebound customers.

Locations: Fairfield, Vacaville


Newsletter Distributer: Distribute flyers and other promotional materials monthly to designated locations in their local communities in Solano County.
Locations: Vallejo, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Rio Vista


Parent Advocate Trainee (Library Partnership Opportunity): The Parent Leadership Training Institute is a leadership and civics engagement course meeting one night each week for twenty weeks starting Thursday, January 29, 2015 through June 11, 2015.  Meals and childcare are provided at no cost.  Call 707-421-7229 x105 for info.
Locations: David Weir Preparatory Academy School, Fairfield CA.


Skip Doctor: Restore damaged library materials, primarily CD and DVD discs, with a simple machine called the Skip Doctor. Training provided on site.
Locations: Suisun


Spanish Storytime: Spanish-speaking adults are needed to help plan and perform library storytimes in Spanish.

Locations: Cordelia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville,Vallejo



"I hated school. It's embarrassing when your peer would correct your spelling paper and you had practically nothing...The literacy program has really helped me by encouraging me. I never got that when I was a kid."

- Ron

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