Library--Calabazas Branch

Programmatic - SJ Engage

Are you looking for a new way to volunteer by exploring digital volunteerism? San José Public Library is looking for passionate community leaders ages 13-24 in helping to make a difference in their community while unlocking real-world opportunities.

How You Will Make a Difference

SJ Engage ambassadors will make a huge difference in their community by educating themselves on 4 local issues impacting their everyday lives:

  • Immigration
  • Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Gun Reform. 

From there you will be given the chance to speak about your issue of choice in front of City Hall Council or shadow a local nonprofit organization. 

Typical day as a Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to:
  • Step 1: Sign up on
  • Step 2: Click on "Register" to create a profile on
  • Step 3: Complete all groups of learning experiences known as "Playlists"


  • Encourage lifelong learning in community youth.
  • Connect with your local community leaders by shadowing them during "Work Shadow Wednesdays".
  • Have an internship preference opportunity with local government leaders.
  • Develop public speaking skills.
  • Earn up to 50 community hours by completing all 3 playlists.



Willing to set your own pace by completing all 3 playlists throughout the school year by end of April 2020.



  • Prospective volunteers must be comfortable in technology and public speaking.
  • Age 13-24



Youth socializing

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 13+