Library - Alum Rock Branch

Programmatic - Summer Learning Ambassador

Library volunteers play a pivotal role in encouraging San José youth and families to take part in the Summer Learning program to avoid falling behind when they return to school. Your main goal is to connect with library users and explain the benefits of continued education during the summer.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Promote the Summer Learning program to customers in the library 
  • Explain how the Summer Learning program works and register participants  
  • Promote library activities and events 
  • Distribute prizes based upon registration and books/hours earned 


  •  Encourage lifelong learning to families and youth 
  •  Connect with your community and provide a desired service 
  •  Share or gain experience with customer service skills 
  •  Develop mentoring skills 
  •  Earn Community service credit for school requirements
  • Summer Learning Volunteer Training Provided


  •     Age 13 - 17
  •     Enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures 
  •     Possess good verbal communication skills 
  •     Able to commit to a pre-arranged schedule

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 13+

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening