Become a Volunteer

Text Us: 941-234-0394

Why volunteer?

Volunteers are a very important part of the Library! Our volunteers are beginner or skilled individuals who perform a variety of tasks that support library staff in providing excellent library services. Volunteers meet new people, learn new skills or use ones they already have, gain hours for college scholarships, and give back to the community.

What do volunteers do?

 Volunteers may assist in the following areas:

  • Checking in and re-shelving library materials
  • Processing materials
  • Book repair
  • Outreach services
  • Local history and genealogy aides
  • Programs and special events
  • Special projects
  • Office help and data entry
  • Computer help
  • Teen advisory board
  • Friends of the Library bookstore (Friends' members only)

Who can volunteer?

  • Anyone who is 13 years old and older.
  • Individuals who are reliable and can commit to serve 

Volunteer Forms


Who do I contact?

Central Library

Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Blvd.   
Bradenton, FL  34205   

Shelving volunteers (teens and adults), please contact Zenobia Giles

History volunteers, please contact Katie Fleck

Children's volunteers, please contact Renee Stokes

Braden River Library

Braden River Library
4915 53rd Ave E.    
Bradenton, FL   34203  

Teen volunteers, please contact Amanda Gates

Adult volunteers, please contact Jill Eisenbeis

Island Library

Island Library
5701 Marina Dr.    
Holmes Beach, FL  34217     

Teen and adult volunteers, please contact Aileen Valdes

Palmetto Library

Palmetto Library
923 6th St. W.      
Palmetto, FL  34221      

Teen and adult volunteers, please contact Tiffany Grimm

Rocky Bluff Library

Rocky Bluff Library
6750 US Hwy. 301 N.   
Ellenton, FL   34222    

Teen and adult volunteers, please contact Jessica Franklin

South Manatee Library

South Manatee Library
6081 26th St W.     
Bradenton, FL   34207   

Teen volunteers, please contact Camara Bragdon

Adult volunteers, please contact Lin Carlson