Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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

Our current volunteer openings are below.


WeLearn Facilitators at multiple CLP branches  

Next training is TBD in the Fall.

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. Please express your interest in this training and opportunity by emailing

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


New Reading Buddies - Multiple Branches

Fill out a volunteer application and we'll reach out to interview you!

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. Please express your interest in this training and opportunity by emailing and we will schedule an interview with you.

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


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!