Work with The Friends

Position Openings

We do not currently have openings at The Friends.  Please check back!

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to volunteer occasionally without making a long-term commitment?

The Friends welcomes supporters to participate in our library support community a number of ways. What are your strengths, skills or passions? There’s probably a job for you! To learn more about opportunities with The Friends, please contact Liz Boyd at 651-366-6490 or

The following is a brief list of some of the ways we can use your help:

Opus & Olives (October)

  • Registration – at the event
  • Raffle ticket sales – before and during the event
  • Seating – directing guests to their seats
  • Author handling – before and after the event
  • Event volunteers may enjoy the dinner and author presentations

Minnesota Book Awards

  • Judging – Books begin shipping to judges in Nov. or Dec. There is an annual application process
  • Plots & Pints – help during the event (November)
  • Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony (April) – registration, author handling, seating
  • Event volunteers may enjoy the refreshments and awards presentation
  • Judges receive tickets to the Awards Ceremony

Loud at the Library (last Thursday of January, February and March)

  • Set up and take down seating and tables
  • Ticket sales and welcome guests

Crossword Tournament (June)

  • Registration
  • Timers
  • Runners
  • Checkers and Scorers

Other opportunities

  • Friends ambassador at programs and events
  • Buddies of the Saint Paul Public Library – sign-ups at Saturday Live and other family events
  • Research, mailings and other administrative work
  • Marketing and Public Relations
    • Writing announcements or web copy
    • Updating online event calendars
    • Social media
    • Distributing posters at public venues
    • Dropping fliers at homes
    • Shooting photos at events and programs
    • Video storytelling

If you are interested in volunteering at the Saint Paul Public Library, please contact Wendy Neurer, Saint Paul Public Library Volunteer Coordinator, at 651-266-7420 or

Thank you for your support!