Library--Alum Rock Branch

Virtual Volunteering - 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/task

Volunteers can choose to volunteer as many days of the week as you want. Volunteers are expected to:
  • Complete at least 1 learning experience (XP) a week.
  • Submit a playlist for approval once completed.


  • Encourage lifelong learning in community youth.
  • Connect with your local community leaders by shadowing them during "Work Shadow Wednesdays" and boost your resume.
  • 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 2019.



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