How to Volunteer
Download the volunteer application or fill out an application at any of the three District libraries and return it to the Coordinator – Volunteer Services at the Peninsula Center Library. For assistance, please call the Coordinator at (310) 377-9584, ext. 276 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Teens, 14-18 years of age, in Middle or High School… are you interested in volunteering at the library? Become a computer docent, Circ volunteer, or join the Peninsula Teen Activity Council (PTAC). Please click here to learn more about how to apply for these volunteer opportunities.
Day Volunteers at the Peninsula Center Library work a set work schedule each morning. Under the direction of the Day Chairpersons the volunteers pick-up the library, process newspapers, shelve circulating magazines, CDs, reference books, paperbacks, new magazines, microforms, file daily business table reports, and complete other assigned duties.
The Library Shop in the Peninsula Center Library is staffed completely by volunteers. Aileen Hoy oversees the operation of the Shop. Her volunteers are buyers, display designers, and store salespersons. The profits from the Library Shop are used to fund projects for the District.
The Book Sales volunteers are under the direction of Gene Roeder. These volunteers conduct sales of used books that have been donated to the District. The profits from the Book Sales are used to fund projects for the District. The volunteers sort and price the books for the sales and manage the on-line book sales. The sales are held monthly at the Peninsula Center location, annually at Miraleste, and monthly at Malaga Cove. At Miraleste, used books are sold during the week at the Book Nook.
The Malaga Cove Plaza and Miraleste Libraries also have volunteers.
Please call (310) 377-9584 ext. 276 for more information.
Docent Programs. There are two docent programs at the District:
(1) The Computer Docents teach classes and assist patrons in using the Library's computer catalog and in using the Internet.
(2) The Local History Docents work in the History Room at the Peninsula Center Library, helping patrons access a wide variety of materials related to the Palos Verdes Peninsula and its past. They also work individually on projects geared to their interests, such as typing oral histories, scanning photographs, indexing materials, creating bibliographies, and encapsulating maps.
Library Advisory Committees
Library Advisory Committees at each PVLD library (Malaga Cove, Miraleste, and Peninsula Center) represent the interests and needs of the community to the Library Director and staff, promote library services and programs in the community, and assist with special programs and events. Download the Application For Library Advisory Committees.