This form should only be used by applicants that are interested in applying for Library programs. All other applicants, please use the application labeled "City of Torrance Application"

Name and address

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Assignment Preference

Please select 3 assignment preferences.

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


Please indicate two references

Education and Licenses

Please indicate the highest level of education attained. If you have not graduated from high school, please indicate the highest grade level completed.

Emergency Contacts

Please provide name(s) and contact information for the person(s) to be contacted in an emergency.

Parental Consent

Minors are required to obtain written consent from their parents prior to beginning service with the City of Torrance. An email providing consent can be sent to:


Attn: City of Torrance Volunteer Coordinator


1. All participants 14 years of age or under, must be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult must also submit a volunteer application.

2. Participants between the ages of 15 and 17 years of age may volunteer alone, but require parental consent.

Personal Statement

Please provide a written statement explaining the reasons that you are interested in volunteering for the Torrance Public Library.

Volunteer Agreement and Release

Reference Verification and Background Check: I authorize refrence and employment verification for specific positions that I have volunteered to perform. I authorize fingerprinting and criminal background checks and Department of Motor Vehicle checks as necessary for specific positions.

Photo Release: I give the City of Torrance, free of any compensation, unlimited permission to use, publish and republish, in any media now in existence and that may later be developed, for any lawful purpose as it may determine, information and reproduction of my likeness to any aspect of my volunteer service for the City. I hereby waive my right to first review the use of my likeness before any use or publication.

Truth of Disclosure: I declare under penalty of perjury that all statements and answers provided on this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. Furthermore, I understand that false, misleading, or incomplete information shall be cause for disqualification.