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. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Prospective volunteers under the age of 18 must also have signed permission from their parent or legal guardian. Please direct any questions to Jamillah Vernon, Community Relations Coordinator at 413-263-6828 x 422 or by using one of the forms below.

To volunteer at a specific branch library please contact the following:

Brightwood or Indian Orchard branches, please contact David Meeks at dmeeks@springfieldlibrary.org

East Forest Park or Forest Park branches, please contact Grace Larochelle at glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org

East Springfield or Sixteen Acres branches, please contact Reggie Wilson at rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org

Mason Square branch, please contact the branch at  413-263-6853

Library Express at Pine Point, please contact Ann Keefe at akeefe@springfieldlibrary.org

To volunteer at the Central Library, or if you have no location preference, please use the form below.

Current volunteer needs:

All Branches
Special event helper: Assist with special events, hosting programs, and helping with one time needs.

Volunteer applications:

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

For more information, contact Jamillah Vernon, Community Relations Coordinator, at 413-263-6828 x 422 or by using the form below: