The Library is Free ~ Help Keep it That Way


The Houston Public Library Foundation is greatly appreciative of all volunteer hours donated each and every year.  From our volunteer Board members, to the volunteer CFO who volunteered countless hours to help HPLF reach its reporting goals and volunteers who have assisted with Party in the Stacks that helped HPLF reach its financial goals, we could not do it without all of you.  Thank you!

The Houston Public Library Foundation has the occasional need for volunteers for projects.  Please contact HPLF if you are looking for a community project.

Part-time intern – volunteer :  HPLF currently needs a part time intern who will manage the website and social media. The creativity and insight that come from fresh eyes will help keep HPLF’s website interesting and relevant. If you are a current communications student in college or university please look at this exciting, semester-long job opportunity. It may qualify for class credit and definitely will be a good addition to a resume – but most importantly, it helps HPLF support our Houston Public Library! For more information on this opportunity, please visit the jobs page here.

Friends of HPL- Volunteers are needed on Saturday mornings from 8am to 1pm at the Friends of the Houston Public Library’s warehouse to sort, unbox, organize and scan books for sale online and at local book sales. It is a year-round effort for our volunteers to sell books online and prepare for local book sales. This is a great opportunity for readers and book lovers!

CorporationsFriends of HPL needs corporate teams to help at the warehouse and at the book sales. Some corporations provide grants to the organizations that host teams, so please let us know if your organization will provide grants for volunteer hours.

Houston Public Library Foundation Mission Statement

"Through Advocacy and fundraising, the Houston Public Library Foundation Supports the Houston Public Library's wide range of initiatives with particular emphasis on its neighborhood libraries and their community programs. HPLF is a 501(c)(3) organization."

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