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Volunteer at a Jefferson Parish Library
Now accepting applications


What is a volunteer?
  vol·un·teer  [vol-uhn-teer]
  1. a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking
  2. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay. (

Who can become a volunteer?

  Jefferson Parish Library welcomes anyone who is between 13 (or have completed the 7th grade) and 18 years old.
  Parents/guardians of children under the age of 18 give their consent for their child to volunteer by signing the volunteer contract along with the applicant.
  JPL is not accepting adult volunteers at this time, however the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library do welcome adult volunteers. They can be contacted at (504) 455-2665 or for more information.
  JPL does not accept court-appointed community service volunteers of any age.

What does a volunteer do?

  Volunteers may be asked to complete any number of tasks. These tasks may include, but are not limited to:
  • Shelving of library materials
  • Straightening up of library materials on shelving
  • Helping staff at special events (Summer Reading programs, etc.)
  • Preparing crafts for children's activities

How do I apply?



  Fill out a volunteer application and return it to the location where you would like to volunteer.  If your first choice location is not accepting volunteers, your application will be sent to your second or third choice.
While we will try our best to accommodate volunteers, we do not guarantee the ability to complete all hours required for school if the applicant does not allow a reasonable amount of time for completion.

When should I apply?
  The majority of JPL branches will accept volunteers year round as long as there is a need.

Due to the high volume of applicants, both the East and West Bank Regional libraries require volunteers to submit applications by an assigned deadline for each season. The deadlines are as follows:

  East Bank Regional West Bank Regional
Spring: January 10th December 15th
Summer: May 10th May 15th
Fall: August 10th September 15th
Contact: Jennifer Bishop, Teen Librarian
(504) 849-8833
Natalie Miller, Teen Librarian
(504) 364-3723


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JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARY  •  4747 West Napoleon Avenue  •  Metairie, Louisiana 70001-2310
Admin. Phone: (504) 838-1100  •  Admin. Fax: (504) 838-1110  •  Renewal Line: (504) 885-8588
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