Library--Willow Glen Branch

Programmatic - Library Census Station Ambassador

Looking for a way to increase your civic engagement this spring? Become a Library Census Station Ambassador and help ensure your community gets counted.

How You Will Make a Difference

Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines California’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families and fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C.

Your work as a Census Station Ambassador will ensure all community members are counted so we can put those resources to good use.

Typical day as a Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to:
  • Raise awareness about the Library Census Stations
  • Provide basic information about the 2020 Census purpose and importance
  • Refer customers to the Census Bureau Website or toll free phone number


  • Online training on the background and importance of the 2020 Census
  • Orientation to the San José Public Library system and the 2020 Census Stations
  • Encourage civic engagement among community members
  • Connect with your community and provide a desired service
  • Share or gain experience with program promotional skills
  • Develop communication skills
  • Community service credit for school requirements


2-4 hours a week for the duration of the program (March 12th -May 12th 2020)


  • Age 15 or over
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures
  • Possess good verbal communication skills
  • Able to commit to a pre-arranged time schedule
  • Fingerprint clearance required for volunteers age 18 and over

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 15+