Library--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.--Youth Services

Virtual Volunteering - Tabletop Gaming Program Assistant

Ready to roll for initiative? San José Public Library is looking for volunteers who love tabletop gaming to share their passion with the next generation of roleplayers.

How You Will Make a Difference

As a Tabletop Gaming Program Assistant, you will provide vital support for a virtual class by helping young roleplayers develop their own characters and world settings. You'll also help students hone storytelling and improvisational skills that they can use throughout their lives.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Attend 30 minute planning meeting with instructor
  • Attend five sessions of an hour-long virtual class on storytelling in tabletop RPGs
    • Volunteers will supervise a breakout room for each class and help students with exercises to develop characters and world settings


  • Help students develop skills in self-expression
  • Introduce students to roleplaying games in a fun and supportive environment
  • Connect with your community and provide a desired service
  • Build experience with educational programs in online settings


Willingness to volunteer for at least one class series comprising five weekly hour-long sessions over a 1-month period. You will be asked to participate in a 30 minute planning meeting prior to the first hour-long session. You will need to be available for the duration of the program.

Prospective volunteers should:

  • Be experienced with tabletop roleplaying games
    • Experience with D&D 5th edition is a bonus but is not required
  • Experience working with youth/in educational settings preferred
  • Be able to attend training and class session of the virtual program
  • Be dependable, punctual, and responsible
  • Complete a fingerprint background check, at no cost to you. Only required if you are 18 years or older