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Volunteers Are an Important Part of BCPL

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old or in the 8th grade. Exceptions may be made for students under age 14 who work as Summer Reading Club volunteers. We accept volunteers for these functions:

  • TWorking with a student in the libraryhe Friends: Branch Support Groups are important volunteer support groups for Baltimore County Public Library. They provide community outreach for specific branches and advocacy for their neighborhood branch. They organize fundraising events and bring additional talent, expertise, and financial support to their community branch. Not all branches have friends groups.  For more information or to get involved, contact your local Friends: Branch Support Group.

  • Summer Reading Club volunteers are students entering grades 7 to 10 in the fall.  They help promote the Club, sign-up children for the Club, give out stickers and prizes, and more. Learn more...

  • Branch-specific assignments are sometimes available at individual branches. To verify that a volunteer opportunity is available, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the library branch where you would like to work. The branches cannot guarantee that there will be work available at all times and are under no obligation to accept volunteers.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

    Reading Buddies at Parkville Branch


The Parkville-Carney Branch seeks volunteers ages 11 to 17 for its Reading Buddies program, which pairs teen volunteers with kids in grades 1 to 3 who need extra practice to become proficient readers. If you like working with younger students and would like to earn service learning hours, please apply by Friday, January 20, 2017.
Reading Buddies will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 4:30–5:30 PM from February 21 through May 4. Volunteers will meet with their junior buddy one hour each week at the Parkville-Carney Branch. Training is provided.
To apply, please download and complete the print application form and return your completed application to the Parkville-Carney Branch.




Revised: January 9, 2017