Volunteer Storytime Assistant

  • Volunteer
  • San Mateo
  • Salary: N/A

Website Multiple Locations-Libraries


Purpose of Position: Assist Children’s Services Department with Storytime


  • Age 14 and older
  • Enjoys interacting with children
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to understand and follow directions clearly
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Spanish/English and Chinese/English bilingual speakers encouraged to apply
  • Must complete a DOJ/FBI background check
  • Must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination


  • Assist with crowd control
  • Blow bubbles
  • Provide hand stamps to children
  • Clean Storytime props
  • Maintain safe and clean environment for Library patrons
  • Provide high quality customer service

Selection and Training: Attend Library Volunteer Orientation Tour and training covering tasks listed above

Time Commitment: 2-hour shift, 1 day a week

Available shifts:

Main Branch:

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10am – 12pm
  • Saturdays 10am – 12pm (starting in April)

Marina Branch: Wednesdays 10am – 12pm (starting in April)

Hillsdale Branch: Thursdays 10am – 12pm

Storytime at Central Park: 10am – 12pm (starting in June)

Length of Commitment: Minimum 3-6+ months requested

Site/Station: Multiple positions available at San Mateo Main, Hillsdale, and Marina branches and Central Park

Reports to: Children’s & Literacy Services Staff

Contact Person: Marcia Mendonca, Sr. Mgmt. Analyst, 650-522-7805, mmendonca@cityofsanmateo.org