Jobs and Volunteering

Internship Opportunity

Central Library Teen Room Redesign

Are you a teenager with opinions? We are looking for 15 people currently in grades 8-11 to help us design the new Central Library Teen Room. Here’s what our ideal group looks like.

  • 12 students from grades 9, 10 and 11
  • 3 students from grade 8
  • A mix of library users and non-library users
  • A diverse group whose members represent neighborhoods throughout the city

If selected, you’ll work with Library staff and architects from local firm Noll & Tam. What’s in it for you? Civic engagement. Leadership skills development. Community service hours. You will also receive letters of recommendation and appreciation as well as a stipend at the end of the project. Your commitment? Attend at least 3 of 5 meetings between February and June, 2015. Meetings will take place at the Central Library after school. We're not sure of the exact dates yet, but the first meeting will be in late February or early March.

Interested? Email or call 510 981-6135. 

Build Job Search Skills

  • Career Cruising — Provides career guidance and planning to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build a portfolio.
  • JobScout — An online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job. Not available on catalog computers.
  • Learn A Test/Learning Express Library — Includes resume writing help,study courses in business English, computer skills, tutorials for Microsoft office programs, and related topics. Middle and high school students can work on math, reading and writing skills. Although registration asks for your name, you may input any words in this field. Please keep track of your user name and password for later access.


  • City of Berkeley employment agency for 14 to 25 year old Berkeley residents
  • Apply for jobs in March and October only
  • You must pick up your own application at YouthWorks @2180 Milvia, 1st Floor.
  • Contact YouthWorks at 510.981.4970

Library Jobs for Young Adults

Youth Worker 

  • Applications for these job are handled by YouthWorks ONLY during the months of March and October.
  • No experience necessary
  • Must be 14-25
  • If you are under 18, you will need a work permit.
  • You may work no more than 15 hours/week.
  • Benefits are not offered for this classification.
  • For more info, call 510 981-4970.

Library Page

  • No experience necessary
  • If you are under 18, you will need a work permit.
  • Library pages work no more than 14 hours/week and for no longer than 2 years.
  • Benefits are not offered for this classification.
  • For more info, call 510 981-6105.

Library Aide

  • Must be a high school graduate and at least 18 years old
  • These are part-time jobs.
  • For more info, call 510 981-6800, or access the City of Berkeley's list of job openings.


Opportunities for Teenagers & Young Adults

Volunteering at the Library

Complete the application, or pick one up and return it to any library location. Please note: If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the form. Volunteer opportunities are not always available.

Have questions?  Call our volunteer coordinator at 510-981-6105, or email us.