Teen Volunteer Program

Volunteering helps teens develop a sense of social responsibility; build social connecting; improve communication and critical-thinking skills; and helps them find their passion and interests.

Opportunities

The Library offers three programs for area teens that promote personal growth and support workforce development.

Long Term

The Ongoing Program is available to area teens, grades 9 to 12, and offered throughout the year.

Shifts
Shifts are 2 to 3 hours, one day per week, with a minimum 20 hours commitment. The on-boarding process is similar to the Adult Program.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Teen Volunteer Application (PDF)
  2. Interview with Volunteer Coordinator
  3. Background Check
    4.   Orientation and Training

Short Term

The Library offers two short-term opportunities for area teens:

Express Program
The Express Program is offered to area teens, grades 9 to 12, one week during the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District's Winter and Spring breaks. Students can work between 9:00 am-12:00 pm each day, over a 5-day period, for a maximum of 15 hours. 

Application Process

  1. Complete the Teen Volunteer Application (PDF)
  2. Orientation and Training

Summer Teen Program
Teens, entering grades 9 to 12, can assist with the Library's Summer Reading Program during June to August. A commitment of 2-3 hours, one day per week, for the duration of the program is expected. Students may elect to work more than one day per week.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Summer Teen Volunteer Application (PDF)
  2. Orientation and Training

Submitting Your Application

To apply for any Library Teen Volunteer Program, simply complete the application and return it to:
Suzanne Robitaille
Volunteer Coordinator
Paso Robles City Library
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446