Volunteers and interns at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles believe that libraries are at the heart of community, culture, education, and democracy. Through volunteering or interning at the Library Foundation, you can help support the educational and cultural programs of the Los Angeles Public Libraries. 

Intern with the
Library Foundation

Interns can acquire new skills and valuable experience working in an independent fundraising organization that is committed to enhancing the resources and services offered to the entire community of Los Angeles.

We ask that our interns are at least 18 years of age, and commit to at least one semester (for non-students, six months) of work with the Library Foundation. Weekly time commitments will vary, but volunteers should be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week, with a maximum of 24 hours. Internships are unpaid, but may be transferrable with course credit or community service requirements.

Internship opportunities are available in:

  • Accounting
  • Advancement
  • Cultural Programs

To learn more about internship opportunities, please contact Libby McCarthy, Director of Board and External Relations, at 213.292.6256 or libbymccarthy@lfla.org

Volunteer at the
Los Angeles Public Library

Volunteering at the Los Angeles Public Library connects you with the world of literacy, cultural diversity, and learning. Rewarding opportunities exist at the Central Library and branch facilities. In all cases, excellent training is provided to ensure that your volunteer experience is both enjoyable and fruitful.

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Volunteer at
The Library Store

The Library Store at the Central Library seeks enthusiastic volunteers to help sell a wide range of specialty merchandise, including gifts for readers and writers, signed books, Los Angeles Public Library merchandise, and unique gift items including jewelry, educational toys, and stationery. All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Public Library.

Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks ranging from helping customers and working special events, to gift wrapping and arranging display cases. A minimum commitment of three hours per month is required.

To learn more about volunteering at The Library Store, please contact Christine Romero, Director of Retail Services, at 213.292.6262 or christineromero@lfla.org.

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