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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN THE FALL.
ARE YOU MECHANICALLY INCLINED?
Our Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library needs handy volunteers to assist in repairing, cleaning and caring for our digital and cassette audio machines. If you love to tinker or repair small electronics or if you know someone who might be good at this, have them contact the Volunteer Office. They can email email@example.com with audio machine in the subject line.
VOLUNTEER ONLINE: PARTICIPATORY WEB PROJECTS
Collaborate with NYPL to build the library of the future! We're doing this with the help of volunteers. We're exploring new and fun ways of improving access to rare and unique collections online. These are projects you can work on anytime, anywhere with an internet connection. We have two active initiatives now. More are on the way!
What's on the Menu?- Help transcribe our famous restaurant menu collection to make it more searchable.
Map Warper - Help transform historical street maps into an interactive digital atlas.
If you are interested in any of the above please fill out an application and mail to: New York Public Library, Volunteer Office, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue, room 67 - VOL, New York, NY 10018.
Please do not apply for a library that is not mentioned in any of the current opportunities. Please do not apply if you are unable to make a once a week commitment for at least six months.
Teens wanting to volunteer or their parents may enjoy reading the following article, "Kids and Community Service".
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all. If your qualifications match with our current needs, we will contact you.