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About PSPL's Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the Palm Springs Public Library! Volunteers are an important aspect of our Library. Volunteers provide a vital link between PSPL and the community by informing others about Library services and by bringing valuable input to the Library planning process. Generous individuals, such as you, donate time and talents to enhance the quality of the Library services for our community.

Volunteers supplement, but do not supplant library staff. With today’s economic challenges volunteers are needed as never before and are key in complimenting staffing needs.


The Palm Springs Public Library accepts volunteer applications from enthusiastic people who enjoy interacting with the public. For scheduling purposes a minimum commitment of 4 months per year, 4 hours per week for 2 hours at a time is required. We ask that volunteers commit to a flexible but set schedule per week.

Expertise in areas listed in our volunteer opportunities/job descriptions is helpful but not essential. Every effort is made to match volunteer’s skills, abilities and interests with the needs of the Library.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and will be required to:

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Submit references
  • Be interviewed by Library staff
  • Submit to livescan fingerprinting
  • Attend an initial orientation session and an annual meeting
  • Have on-the-job training
  • Work assigned hours
  • Complete monthly time sheets

Other requirements and information may be needed (as noted in the application and in accordance with the City of Palm Springs and the Library). Applicants will be notified at the time of the interview if anything further is needed.

Please see the volunteer job descriptions below for applications.

Job Descriptions & Applications:

The following Volunteer Opportunities are available:

Read, print and fill out an application above. Submit the completed application in-person at the Information Desk to a Librarian today! Applications are also available at the Information Desk from a Librarian.

PSPL loves its volunteers. Thank you for considering us!