Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!  

Our current volunteer openings are below.


Special Events Volunteer- Multiple Locations

This opportunity is open to 2 volunteers per event 

Special Event volunteers provide support for library led events in a variety of ways including set-up, tear-down, distribution of various items/materials, and program or activity assistance. Special event volunteers may be asked to work a full day or for a shift.  

Upcoming Events Include: 


Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank No Cost Farmers Market

 CLP- Hill DistrictNovember 9th  from 2:30-5:00pm


Please sign up for this shift on MyImpactPage. Each shift will be listed under the branch it is hosted and will be titled "Special Event Volunteer."


Local History Day Volunteer: Main

November 4th from 10:30- 4:30 

Local History Day (previous Historic Pittsburgh Fair) allows local libraries, archives, historical societies, and community organizations to share their collections, and information about their organizations, with a broad audience. This year's theme is “Bridges of Belonging: Connecting Communities through History, Culture, and Stories.” We usually get several hundred visitors. The event will be held on the second and third floors of CLP-Main. Volunteers for this event will assist CLP-Main staff with Local History Day. Volunteers will direct exhibitors upon arrival at Main for their setup, provide supervision if exhibitors need to step away from their table momentarily, and direct exhibitors to the elevators/exits when the event is over. Please sign up for this training through your MyImpactPage profile.

This opportunity is open to 4 volunteers and Local History Day Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.


WeLearn Facilitators at multiple CLP branches  

Next training is Saturday, December 9th from 1-4:30pm at CLP-Carrick

Interested in working with adults, or learning a new skill with your peers? WeLearn Facilitators lead groups of 4-15 adult participants through peer-to-peer learning in topics of interest identified by the the volunteer and community for six or eight weekly sessions. Each learning circle utilizes online resources to further learning and meets in person at a CLP branch to discuss. You don’t need to be an expert on a topic or have experience teaching—we'll help you develop all the tools you need in our Facilitator Training! If you want to prepare by viewing some (but not all) possible courses you could facilitate in your own We Learn Circle, check out this page with topics and resource guides. The next Learning Circle Facilitator Training will be from 1-4:30 on Saturda, December 9th at CLP- Carrick (1811 Brownsville Road Pittsburgh PA 15210)

Learning Circle Facilitators must be at least 18 years of age.


New Reading Buddies - Multiple Branches

Next quarterly training TBD

Reading Buddies is a CLP program that places caring adults in the library’s Children’s department. Reading Buddies serve to foster positive interactions with children beyond reading books. Reading Buddies assist children with homework help, crafts, games, imaginary play and kid-led activities. This training focuses on how to have positive interactions and make connections with children in a mentoring role. There will also be a tour of the Children’s Department and the resources on hand. The next Reading Buddies training is TBD. Please sign up for this training through your MyImpactPage profile. Refreshments will be provided.

Reading Buddies Volunteers must be 18 years of age and have their PA State Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances.


Volunteer Appreciation Night

December 6th 5:00-7:00pm at CLP-LAMP

Have you volunteered with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh within the past three years? We would like to extend our appreciation by inviting you to our Volunteer Appreciation Night!


There will be live music, activities, games, awards, and small bites and refreshments. The event begins at 5:00, but you are welcome to come by anytime until the event ends at 7:00. 


If you have volunteered with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and are interested in attending, please RSVP here by November 29. This event is family friendly, so if you are planning on attending with family or a friend, please RSVP for all parties. If you have any dietary restrictions or questions about the event, please email 


This event is for current and past volunteers only.



If you are interested in a current volunteer project please fill out a volunteer application. We will contact you within two weeks of receiving your application.  

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