Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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

Our current volunteer openings are below.

Please note: We anticipate that for the remainder of 2022 volunteer interest will outpace available volunteer opportunities and we appreciate your patience as we work to make more volunteer projects available.


After School Tutoring Assistant at multiple CLP branches

This opportunity is open to new and returning volunteers with valid PA clearances

4:30-6:30, days vary (see below)

CLP is recruiting Tutoring Assistants for seven branches during the 2022-2023 school year. Tutoring Assistants offer a positive attitude and coaching to help children to stay on track during weekly in-person tutoring sessions and help provide academic assistance in the form of reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and/or math to school aged children. Volunteers should be able to commit to eight weeks in the fall and will have the option to sign on again for eight weeks in the spring.

After School Tutoring Assistants must be at least 18 years of age.

 Winter 2023 signups are open.

  • Allegheny, Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 pm ; Carrick, Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm; East Liberty, Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm; Hazelwood, Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm; Hill District, Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 pm; Homewood, Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm; Sheraden, Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm 



Learning Circle Facilitators at multiple CLP branches  

Learning Circle Facilitators lead groups of 4 to 15 participants through adult peer-to-peer learning in topics of interest identified by the 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! Trainings are held quarterly. The next Learning Circle Facilitator Training will be in Early Spring 2023.

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


Program Support at CLP- East Liberty

This opportunity is open to 2-3 volunteers per location  

January to June 2023  

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3-5; Tuesday & Thursday 4-6   

Program Support Volunteers will help location staff as they prepare to host programs, as they facilitate activities associated with a program, and with any clean-up or tear down duties necessary due to a library program.   

This volunteer should be comfortable with frequent movement, including sitting and standing regularly, as well as lifting up to 20 pounds. This volunteer project could require volunteers to perform general cleaning/tidying up as it’s associated with programs. 


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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Engaging our community in literacy and learning!