We are happy to welcome both in-person and virtual teen volunteers this fall! We courage teens to complete the application and manage email correspondence with us on their own.
- Volunteer positions are open to teens in grades 9 to 12.
- Volunteers must attend an orientation before they are assigned a shift. Orientations are offered once a month.
Read on to find out about different positions and how to apply!
A note: even if you applied and were accepted for the summer volunteer positions, you will need to reapply for fall volunteering!
I look forward to meeting and working with you!
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How to Apply
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Why Volunteer at the Library
- Support library programs
- Give back to the community
- Develop job skills
Feel free to email teen librarian Portia if you have any questions!
While we are currently only offering teen volunteer positions at Main Library, we hope to welcome volunteers to our branches in the near future!
If you have volunteered before and are applying to work this Fall, please make sure you know your MyVolunteer login and password; do not make a new account. Please email Portia if you need to update either of these.
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.
Want to be a leader and influence your community library? Do you feel passionate about making our community a better place? Then join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)!
TAG runs from September to the end of May. Alongside giving feedback on teen library programs, TAG will:
- Identify a community need/issue
- Research that issue (for example, interviewing friends, family, or neighbors)
- Develop a way that the library can address that need/issue (for example, buying more books, bringing in a guest artist or teacher, etc.)
- Create a public awareness campaign
TAG meets in the evening on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Main Library (some meetings will be virtual); we ask that TAG members commit to the whole year*. Receive volunteer credit for meetings and for work done outside the meetings.
If you have any questions, email Portia.
Please note: We understand if life sometimes gets in the way!
Check back in April for more info on Summer Volunteer positions!
Open to teens entering grades 9-12