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Volunteer with us

We are looking for volunteers to participate in a wide range of opportunities related to social media content creation, events, fundraising, and more. Please look for updates to this page with our current and ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


We're seeking volunteers to assist with migrating our member database from Microsoft Access to Salesforce for Nonprofits. If you have experience with Salesforce migrations and have 5-6 hours/month to volunteer, we would love your help! Review the full blog post with project details and complete the Volunteer Form to get started!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at The Bookmark Bookstore

The Bookmark is owned and operated by the Friends of the OPL. We have a store manager and 50+ volunteers. Bookstore volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their three hour/week shifts.

Complete the Bookmark Volunteer Form and we will follow up with you in June after The Bookmark moves to its new location, 933 Broadway!

Join the Friends Board

We are interested in recruiting more Directors from underrepresented groups and community members with connections that will knit us together.

For more information about serving on the Board, please see our flyer. To apply to serve on the Board, please complete our Board of Directors Interest Form.

Volunteer at OPL

Oakland Public Libraries have volunteer opportunities for adults and teens.

See the OPL volunteer page for details.

Photo by Doug Zimmerman

Volunteer at The Bookmark
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