Wycliff Coward serves as both English Conversation Group Leader and Citizenship<br />
Exam Coach at the Highlawn Library.  Wycliff is recognized for going “above and<br />
beyond” his primary responsibilities to introduce and assist new Americans to the Library and its<br />
services, as well as the city’s services. Michael Snead brings life to individuals at the Saratoga Library with his art work and involvement in community, Michael assists library staff with creating an inviting space for the patrons and promoting library programs. 'As our volunteer program grows, every aspect of the Library's public service operation is enhanced by the efforts of volunteers. Whether as computer coaches, after-school homework helpers, English conversation group leaders or a myriad of other functions, volunteers make it possible for us to achieve our mission and to serve Brooklyn's diverse communities. We are deeply grateful for your service.' - Linda E. Johnson, President and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library
More than 1,800 volunteers - students, working parents, retired teachers, business professionals - contribute their talents, skills and knowledge to the people of Brooklyn at Brooklyn Public Library.
Volunteer Opportunities:



Volunteer opportunities are open to all, including teens and people with disabilities. We will review your application, and if there are possible matches with available volunteer opportunities, we will invite you to attend an information session and interview.

Highlighted Opportunities


How can I become a volunteer?

  1. Review library hours & locations
  2. Complete an Online Application or
  3. Complete a Print Application and mail it to:

Volunteer Resources
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11238