​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 Student Volunteers

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

  • If you are a college student please use the adult application. 

If interestedApply Today.

  • Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
    • Summer Volunteer (must be available Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm)
    • Summer Volunteer (must be available Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm)
    • Summer Volunteer (must be available Monday, Tuesday OR Wednesday from 12 to 2 pm)
    • Summer Volunteer (must be available Monday OR Wednesday from 9 to 11 am)

  • Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Branch Library
    • Student Volunteer (must be available Tuesday from 3 to 6 pm)
    • Student Volunteer (must be available Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm)

  • East County Regional Library
    • Student Volunteer (must be available Monday, Wednesday OR Thursday from 2 to 4 pm)
    • Student Volunteer (must be available Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm)

  • Fort Myers Regional Library
    • Student Volunteer (days and times vary)

  • North Fort Myers Public Library
    • Student Volunteer (days and times vary)
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.

​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 (Need year-round availability. Wednesday evenings 6 to 7:30 pm)
    • Writing Group Leader (Tuesday evening availability)

  • Fort Myers Regional Library 
    • Craft Program Leader (Need year-round availability)
    • Chess Program Leader 
    • Staff Support Aid for programs (hours vary)
    • Greeter (must be available Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm) 

  • North Fort Myers Library
    • Technology Guide (Saturday from 12 to 2 pm)

  • South County Regional Library
    • Technology Guide
​​Volunteer Position Descriptions
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.

Writing Group Leaders will facilitate writing sessions and encourage participant discussion through an open environment for all skill levels. Prefer professional writing or writing community experience. 
​Limited Positions and National Restrictions

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.