“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead, U.S. Anthropologist (1901-1978)


Equal Opportunity Policy

The City of Springfield maintains a strong equal opportunity policy. Volunteers are recruited, placed, trained, recognized and dismissed on the basis of competence and job performance, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability or political affiliation.

Volunteer Inquiries

The Springfield City Library values the time and the interest of citizens who would like to volunteer. All those interested should speak with the manager or supervisor of the branch library where they would like to help. Following that, an application form and a Criminal Offense Record Investigation (CORI) form according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must be completed. Prospective volunteers under the age of 18 must also have signed permission from their parent or legal guardian. Please direct any questions to Raeshaun Holmes, Volunteer Coordinator at 413-263-6839 or by using the form below.

Current volunteer needs:

  • All Branches – Special event helper: Assisting with special events, hosting programs, helping with one time needs.
  • East Springfield – Book Shelving
  • East Forest Park - Teen Advisory Board Volunteer (Teens Only)
  • Indian Orchard – Teen Advisory Board (Teens Only)
  • Forest Park – Garden Volunteer – Teen Chess Club Leader – Lego Club Helper – Craft Project Helper
  • Read Write Now – Adult Basic Education Tutor (Training will begin Fall 2014) – Conversation Partner – Classroom Assistant
  • Central Library Technical Services – Disk Resurfacer

Volunteer applications:

Volunteer Application Form
Teen Volunteer Application Form
Under 18 years City Permission form for Volunteers

For more information, contact Raeshaun Holmes, Volunteer Coordinator at 413-263-6839 or by using this form: