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, grade 9 to 12, and offered during the school year:

  • 2018 Fall Semester: August 27, 2018 - December 14, 2018
  • 2019 Spring Semester: January 14 to May 31, 2019

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. Attach 2 Letters of Recommendation from Instructors
  3. Interview with Volunteer Coordinator
  4. Background Check
  5. Orientation and Training

Short Term

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

Express
The Express Program is offered to area teens, grade 9 to 12, one week during the schools' Winter and Spring breaks:

  • 2018 Winter Break: December 31, 2018 - January 5, 2019
  • 2019 Spring Break: April 23 to April 27, 2019

Shifts
Students can work up to 3 hours a day for a maximum of 15 hours over a 5-day period. The on-boarding process requires only the submission of a completed Teen Volunteer Application (PDF).

Summer
Teens, grade 9 to 12, can assist with the Library's Summer Reading Program during June to August.