We love volunteers! There’s a few ways to help!

Library and Open Shop hours are 100% volunteer staffed.  There is a training period, and a regular commitment required but the payoff is pretty great!  You don't have to know everything, you just have to love being a part of our community!

Volunteer Librarian:

Training is 3 days (a couple of hours each) at your leisure, to be completed within a 2 week period:

Day 1 – Make a map of library! Discover where things live so you can help members.
Day 2 – Learn the “Card Catalog” software
Day 3 – Check members in and out on your own with our help!

­ After that ­ come and be a volunteer librarian ideally on a set schedule. Share your love of doing-it-­yourself with our members, and hang out with cool people doing cool things. We can use the help any time we are open, but regularity is appreciated and rewarded!


We typically ask that all volunteers be active library members for at least 2 months prior to applying. However, if you have a skill you know we need and you are an awesome human we can make an exception - contact us!

Volunteer your Expertise:

Social Media Machine ­


Jack/Jill of a certain trade

Would you like to share your knowledge on how to fix leaky faucets? Tile a backsplash? Fix a creaky stair? We are looking for Home Care/Repair 101 teachers!

Marketing Maven/Master

There's over 600,000 people in Baltimore and we only have 1000+ members - help us reach those who need us! 

Have awesome Skills?

Just because it isn't listed doesn't mean we don't need it!  Shoot us a message and let us know how you'd like to contribute!

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