​We Can't Do It Without Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to the productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of library services. Their 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.​

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

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

Recruiting Adult Volunteers

The Lee County Library System is accepting adult volunteer applications at the following locations.
If interested - Apply Today

  • East County Regional Library
    • English Cafe Partner (Tuesday evening)
    • Technology Instructor

  • Fort Myers Regional Library
    • Craft Program Leader

  • South County Regional Library
    • Craft Program Leader
    • Technology Guide
Book Discussion Leaders read the staff-selected book, prepare the discussion questions and facilitate the conversation with community attendees.

Book Menders do minor repairs of library materials to return them to a usable condition.

Craft Program Leaders provide group instruction in a class setting using techniques, tools and supplies approved by library staff. 

English Cafe Partners help new English speakers improve their speaking and understanding of the English Language.

Greeters assist those entering the library and directs them to appropriate areas and services.

Staff Support Aids provide assistance to library staff with specific projects and tasks.

Technology Guides provide one-on-one customer instruction with general computer and other electronic device assistance.

Technology Instructors provide group instruction in using the library computers, electronic resources and internet.

Recruiting Student Volunteers

For students who have completed the eighth grade, are still in High School and under 18 years of age. If interestedApply Today.

  • Bonita Springs Public Library
    • Student Volunteer

  • Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library
    • Student Volunteer

  • Lakes Regional Library
    • Reading Buddy (must be available Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm)
    • Student Volunteer

  • South County Regional Library
    • Student Volunteer (start in late summer)
Student and Summer Volunteers assist youth services and young adult staff with various activities and projects.

Reading Buddies listen to elementary age students read aloud, and encourage them through coaching to help build confidence and a love of reading.


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.

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