Summer Volunteers

Summer Teen Volunteer Program

for teens going into 9th to 12th grades during the 2021-2022 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.

 

Summer 2021 Volunteer Opportunities for Teens 

We are happy to welcome teen volunteers to support our Summer Reading Program this summer!

We have opportunities for both virtual and in-person volunteering. Scroll to the bottom for how to apply!

Our virtual opportunities include cards for kids, virtual reading buddies, and writing reviews/articles. This opportunity is great for all teens entering grades 9-12.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids Reading Buddies  Reviews & Articles
 Make cards for hospitalized kids! Sometimes human connection and care are the most powerful gifts we can give. Make cards to be sent to hospitalized kids to lift their spirits and let them know they matter.  Reading Buddies is a reading enrichment program for kids in grades 1-6. Young readers read out loud to teen volunteers who serve as cheerleaders and sympathetic listeners. Every other week we publish a new issue of Teen Lounge Newsletter — by teens, for teens. Featuring book and movie reviews, articles, self-care tips, and more, YOU can be a part of the newsletter team while earning volunteer credit. Read the guidelines for reviews here

 

Our in-person opportunities will include craft kit assembly and craft kit distribution (to the public). All volunteers must adhere to COVID safety guidelines and spaces are limited. This opportunity is best for teens entering grades 11-12. In-person volunteers will be chosen through an application and interview process. Priority is given to teens who can commit to at least 6 weeks of volunteering. Zoom interviews will take place 5/19 and 5/20

Kit Assembly 

Kit Distribution 

Cookie Socials 

Teen duties include:  

  • assembling craft kits according to instructions  

3 hour shifts  

Teen duties include:  

  • distributing craft kits to the public  
  • assisting with SRP prizes 
  • answering patron questions about the summer reading program 

3 hour shifts on Saturdays 

Teen duties include: 

  • distributing cookies/craft kits 
  • summer reading registration 
  • directing traffic 

4 hour shift on the following dates: 

  • 6/5, Main Library, 12-4pm 
  • 6/10 Mulford Library, 3-7pm 
  • 6/11, Manor Library 3-7pm 

 

Click here to apply to be a summer volunteer!

Apply by 5/17 for in person volunteer positions