Volunteer at the Sharon Public Library


Adult volunteers are encouraged to reach out to the Friends of the Sharon Public Library
Opportunities for Adults are usually reserved for working with the Friends during their fundraising events.. Information about the Friends of the Sharon Public Library.


Ages 13-17

The Youth Services Department has a number of volunteer opportunities available for teens.

The Student Community Service program is designed for students ages 13-17 who live in Sharon and are interested in volunteering at the Sharon Public Library. Interested students should print and complete an application form, have it signed by a parent/guardian, and return to:

Youth Services Librarian Allison Riendeau, or call (781) 784-1578 x1430


Fall/Winter 2022 Open Volunteer Positions:

Please express interest in below positions by emailing ariendeau@sharon.ocln.org no later than November 1, 2022.

  • Program Prep/Kit Upkeep Assistant: In-person volunteer who helps prepare for children's craft/science programs & take inventory of circulating kit & game collections. Commitment: 4-6 hours per month, flexible schedule (bi-weekly if possible).


  • Social Media Assistant: In-person (but can be virtual) volunteer who helps design & schedule Instagram posts targeting teen library users & promote SPL social media accounts to peers. Commitment: 2-3 hours per month, flexible schedule.


Other Opportunities

  • Join SPL's Review Crew: Unlimited openings. Virtual volunteers who read/listen to/enjoy books of their choice, then write & submit book reviews for SPL website. Commitment: varies, make your own schedule (submit 1 review per month if possible).


  • Ask to be added to the Children's Program Help List: Receive emails as help is needed during after-school programs. Respond immediately if available/interested (first come, first serve). Possible tasks include: assisting with online trivia or in-person craft/ science events, set-up and/or breakdown of special events. Commitment: varies. 


  • Submit a proposal for collaborating on a library event or program for kids/teens under the supervision of Youth Services staff: Team up with at least one other interested teen. Email Miss Allison your ideas. Commitment: varies. Examples of past teen-led programs include Zoom trivia events, coding workshops, craft/art workshops, and STEM "camps" during vacation weeks.  



Volunteer English Tutor

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Literacy Program

The Sharon Public Library has partnered with the Stoughton Public Library to offer an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) adult literacy program. By volunteering your time to help adult learners improve their English reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, you can significantly improve the quality of someone's life and provide an important community service.

Volunteer Commitment:

Commit to 1 orientation session and 12  hours of virtual training
Volunteers are expected to meet with their students for 2 hours per week for one year.



Hold a high school diploma or GED
Be able to Speak English clearly
Be sensitive to the struggles of adult learners

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in becoming a tutor, you can learn more by emailing stliteracy@ocln.org or calling (781) 344-2711.  More information for tutors can be found at the Stoughton Public Library website.