Summer Volunteers

Summer Teen Volunteer Program

for teens going into 9th to 12th grades during the 2016-17 school year

 Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the application process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. 

This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the work force. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


The San Leandro Public Library is seeking teen volunteers to help with the 2017 Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program starts June 3 and ends on August 5 with the Summer Reading Program carnival. You can begin volunteering as soon as your school year ends.

Volunteers will help toddlers, children, and teens complete the summer reading program and help the librarians with various projects including shelving books.

Why should you volunteer? Teen volunteers can earn community service hours, get work experience, and build their resumes for college and work applications. Plus, you’re performing a valuable service for the community.

Eligible volunteers are…

  • going into grades 9 to 12 in the fall.
  • able to submit an application by Friday, May 19.
  • hardworking, friendly, and helpful.
  • fans of kids, books, and libraries.
  • able to work at least one shift per week during at least six weeks of the summer.
  • able to attend a volunteer orientation one of the following dates and times:
  • Sunday, May, 21 from 2 pm - 3 pm at the Main Library
  • Wednesday, May 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Manor Branch Library OR
  • Tuesday, May 30 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Main Library

To apply:

Download instructions by clicking here.

Click here to go to the online application.

If you have any questions, or if you are a returning teen volunteer and need help accessing your MyVolunteer account, please email Loryn at: