Library - Central

Items Request Volunteer - Humanities

The Central Library Humanities Department is looking for Items Request Volunteers to help pull daily holds. Equipped with a list and a cart,  these volunteers will fan out into the Humanities Library stacks to retrieve reserved items.  The reserves are then processed by staff and sent out to the various branches for Patrons. 

Start Date: 08/01/22

End Date: 12/31/22

Availability:  Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM / 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Hours/Week: 2 hour shifts


  • Retrieve books and other items placed on hold.
  • Bring items to a staff member to be processed.


  • 18+ years old
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System at plus
  • Annual training video
  • Opportunity training
  • Site orientation
  • In person volunteers are required to follow Vaccination Policy. Supervisors will provide updated information.


Central Library

330 Park Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92101



COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

·       The City of San Diego is requiring all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 1, 2021. 

·       Volunteer candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date in accordance with City policy. “Fully vaccinated” means a person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines must either be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or the World Health Organization.  

·       Volunteer candidates who are selected for a volunteer opportunity will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination. 

·       Volunteers with a disability or medical condition that makes it medically inadvisable for them to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, as verified by their healthcare provider, or those with a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice that prevents them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, may request reasonable accommodation and exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Candidates who receive a conditional job offer and wish to make a request for accommodation will be provided with more information. The City will review requests for medical or religious accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. A candidate’s start date may be adjusted to allow for the accommodation process.