Organization Policies

All volunteers will meet the following basic criteria:


  • Applicant must be 14 years of age or older
  • Must complete own application with accurate information
  • Applicants 18 years of age or older must consent to a criminal background check
  • Applicant cannot apply for court ordered or court required volunteer hours
  • Must attend an orientation and follow the volunteer position description
  • Must set and maintain a planned work schedule
  • Volunteers must work a minimum 20 hours in the first 30-45 days of service
  • Must ensure answers provided on application are true and complete to the best of your knowledge.
  • Must abide by the policies set forth by the Houston Public Library.
  • Must agree to accept release from assignment if conduct or performance is deemed unsatisfactory for any reason by supervisor.
  • Must agree that the Houston Public Library nor the City of Houston will be liable for injuries by applicant, or any other person, as a result of applicant's action, or the action of others.
  • The Houston Public Library places volunteers at the organization's discretion.


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Username must not start with space
Username must not end with space
Username must not have two or more spaces in a row

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