Special Event Volunteer - Bike the Branches Volunteer

Become a Special Events Volunteer at Brooklyn Public Library’s 2nd Annual Bike the Branches Event – Saturday, May 17th

Last year more than 400 Brooklynites registered to bike our network of 60 neighborhood branches and helped raise $20,000 for BPL! Proceeds from the event support BPL services, including programming, technology, and collections. The fundraiser – which promotes awareness of the Library’s importance in the community - includes mini tours of Brooklyn and BPL branches, read alouds by local elected officials and other fun programs for all ages.

One-time events and projects are a great way to become involved in your local community and library for those who are not able to make a long-term commitment to volunteering, but would still like to donate their time and talents. This fun-packed day is a wonderful way to meet and interact with like-minded people in your community.


  • Greet event participants
  • Stamp Bike the Branches “passports” and keep a tally of the number of passports stamped
  • Oversee the distribution of advocacy material to library visitors
  • Act as community liaison by promoting programs and services in the library.
  • Assist with Adult and Children’s Programming

Required Skills

  • Good organizational skills
  • A friendly and approachable manner
  • The ability to get along with diverse groups
  • Knowledge of languages other than English, a plus

Program Notes

  • Volunteers must be available on Saturday, May 17th
  • Shifts are available from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM, or 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Public Library will conduct an investigative background check on volunteers 18 and older, who are working with children.
How to Apply

Complete an Online Application

2013 Bike the Branches Highlights