Thank you for volunteering with Friends of the Alameda Free Library. 

Please make sure you've reviewed the various opportunities on our website before starting this application.

  • Fill out all required fields marked with a * and remember to accept the waiver at the end. 
  • Incomplete profiles or refusing to sign the waiver will result in NOT being able to sign up for an event. 
  • To process changes remember to select "Submit application" at the bottom. 
  • All in person volunteers must comply with any mask mandates as directed by the city of Alameda. 
  • Minors must provide parental/guardian permissions to participate. 

Please contact Bharat Parikh at if you have questions.

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Your information

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Are you at least 16 years of age or older? *
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Thank you for your interest with Friends of the Alameda Free Library. At this time, all volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or older to participate in our volunteer program. Minors must also provide Parental/guardian permissions to participate.
Volunteers 16-17 must have their parent or guardian complete the following form. Please download and return signed copy to
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We are required to collect birthdays because we cannot allow minors under the age of 16 to volunteer.
Birthdate *

A valid date as MM/DD/YYYY (for example: 11/30/2015)
First Name *
Last Name *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Main Telephone, Please format as: 123-456-7890 *
Mobile Phone, Please format as 123-456-7890

For example, 123-456-7890
SMS/text messaging: By providing your mobile number and checking the box below, Friends of the Alameda Free Library will be allowed to send you SMS (text) messages relating to their volunteer activities. To opt-out, reply STOP to any SMS message OR return to this form and uncheck the box.
Emergency Contact Information
Although we hope never to use it, all volunteers with Friends of the Alameda Free Library are required to provide emergency contact information.
Emergency Contact-First Name *
Emergency Contact- Last Name *
Emergency Contact - Phone, Please format as: 123-456-7890 *
Emergency Contact Cell Phone, Please format as: 123-456-7890
Emergency Contact- Email *
Emergency Contact- Relationship *
I approve the use of my photograph to publicize Friends of the Alameda Free Library *
How Did You Hear About Us? *
While the remaining questions on this form are optional, we would appreciate you answering as many as you can. It helps with our scheduling, statistics, and in developing additional sources of resources.
Are you volunteering with an Organization? If yes, name?
Matching Gift Program
Friends provides volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
Book Sales ~ Books for Friends ~ Book Sorting ~ Book Moving ~ Library Friends Cafe ~ Communications & Public Relations, Friends @ Home Online Programming ~ Friends Board of Directors
Please indicate your areas of interest below
Are you fluent in any language(s)


What Day(s) Available

Preferred Times

Spouse/Partner Full Name
Child Full Name
Child 2 Full Name
Child 3 Full Name


Please indicate understanding of the terms by checking the box below.