We Can't Do It Without Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to the productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of library services. A volunteer’s contribution to the library system goes far beyond the actual work performed.

Volunteers enhance the services the library system provides to the public. By working together, volunteers and library staff accomplish great things.​

What Volunteers Do in Our Libraries

There are many types of jobs that volunteers do in our libraries like:

  • Helping the public use library computers, online catalog and check-out machines,
  • Inspecting, sorting and shelving materials
  • Supporting English language learning
  • Assisting in other library activities and functions

Opportunities Available

In Your Local Branch

Bonita Springs

Looking for:

  • Student Volunteer – Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m.
Captiva Memorial

Looking for:

  • Adult Volunteer – materials handler – Tuesday and Thursday various hours
  • Student Volunteer– materials handler – Tuesday and Thursday various hours
Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library

Looking for:

  • Student Volunteers - various days and hours
East County Regional

Looking for:

  • Adult – English Café Partners on Monday evenings (6-7:30 p.m.)
  • Adult - Computer Instructor
Fort Myers Regional

Looking for:

  • Adult English Café Partners on Wednesday evenings (6-7:30 p.m.)
North Fort Myers

Looking for:

  • Adult English Café Partners on Wednesday mornings (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Pine Island

Looking for:

  • Adult Technology Guides on Tuesdays from 3:30 t0 5:30 p.m.  (January through May)
  • Adult Volunteers – materials handler
  • Student Volunteers – materials handler and youth services aid
South County Regional

Looking for:

  • Student Volunteers - Reading Buddies
  • Materials Handlers – various dates and times

How To Volunteer at a Lee County Library

Before filling out an application, please consider the following requirements and expectations of library volunteers.

  • A commitment of an agreed upon schedule
  • The ability to lift, bend, stretch, kneel, stand, twist, push full book carts and repeatedly handle and manipulate library materials
  • The ability to interact courteously with library patrons and staff
  • The ability to conform to the dress guidelines and code of conduct


For high school graduates (or equivalent education)
Adults Apply Now>

High School ​Students

For those who have completed the 8th grade 
Students Apply Now >

Students: Submit your letter of recommendation to Catherine Vaughn cvaughn@leegov.com.  

For additional information about becoming a volunteer or group volunteering, contact Catherine Vaughn at 239-533-4815 or cvaughn@leegov.com.

Volunteer for The Community Conversations Project

The Community Conversations Project trains a group of volunteers to provide library programs for older adults in assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and adult day care centers. The project exposes elders to stimulating ideas and thoughtful discussion by offering monthly programs at each location.

Volunteers work in teams of two and are assigned to work with two to three facilities/programs. Activities might include:
  • Book and short story discussions
  • Readers’ Theater
  • Reminiscence-based activities to uncover and share memories
  • Oral history activities based on the StoryCorps model
  • Adult Storytelling
  • Multisensory activities using music, pictures and objects to touch, smell and taste

More details and Introduction to the Community Conversations Project (.pdf)

Community Conversations Apply Now >

For additional information about becoming a Community Conversations volunteer, contact project coordinator Kathy Mayo at 239-533-4836, or kmayo@leegov.com.  

Please note:
The Lee County Library System has a limited number of volunteer positions. Thanks to the generosity of our community, there are times when we cannot accommodate all applications submitted.

In addition, we are unable to accept applicants from outside the United States due to restrictions set by the national organization conducting the background checks. We apologize for this inconvenience.