Volunteer Application Forms

Geeks Wanted to mentor teens at the Southeast Branch (6242 Swope Parkway) on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30–7:30 pm. For more information contact Katie Taylor at 816.701.3707 or katietaylor@kclibrary.org.

Adult Volunteer Application (PDF)

Adult Application—Single Page (PDF)

Court-Ordered Volunteer Application (PDF) - Must be 50 or more hours of community service

All volunteer positions require a criminal background check. Under no circumstances will the library knowingly engage persons charged with a theft, sexual or violent offense.

The Kansas City Public Library’s mission of knowledge for all depends on the efforts of the entire community. We need the support of volunteers like you to help create an engaged community of readers.


As a volunteer, you can:

  • Make new friends
  • Learn new job skills
  • Become involved in the community

Volunteers are needed in these core positions:

Materials locators use a computer generated printout to locate materials to be sent to other libraries. Volunteers need to be able to reach and bend to shelves as necessary. This position is morning hours only.

Materials shelvers help staff by sorting, checking the condition of and shelving books and other library materials. Shelvers need to be able to organize alphabetically and numerically and to reach and bend to shelves and push a cart up to 45 pounds.

Shelf readers make sure books are in their proper alphabetical and numerical order, and help with general Library straightening.

Assist elementary and high school students with their homework. This position is evening hours only.

Interested? Please complete and submit an application form (see links on the left side of this page). Or for more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 816.701.3707 or email katietaylor@kclibrary.org