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.​

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.

  • Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
    • English Cafe Partner

  • East County Regional Library
    • English Cafe Partner
    • Technology Instructor

  • North Fort Myers Public Libary
    • Craft Program Leader
    • Greeter
  • Pine Island Public Library
    • Materials Handler

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.

Material Handlers assist with preparing materials to return to the shelves and keeping the collection in order.

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

  • Fort Myers Regional Libary
    • Student Volunteer

  • Lakes Regional Library
    • Reading Buddy

  • Northwest Regional Library
    • Student Volunteer

  • South County Regional Library
    • Reading Buddy
Student 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 Student Volunteers for Special Events

Fandom Fest Event - Apply Today
We are accepting student volunteer applications for the Fandom Fest Event, a FREE outdoor celebration of geek and pop culture held at the Fort Myers Regional Library Saturday, Dec. 11.

We are offering three shifts for student workers: 
  • Full-day: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
    (setup, activity help, cleanup) includes a 30-minute lunch at 11:15 and breaks
  • Half-day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    (mostly setup and helping kick-off event activities) includes a 15-minute break
  • Half-day: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    (helping run an activity, cleanup) includes a 15-minute break
Student workers are welcome to dress in costume for the event but should wear closed-toe shoes and make sure the costume does not hinder their ability to perform their volunteer assignment.

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)

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.