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Teen Volunteering

Summer opportunities at the library and a guide to volunteering in the community.

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About the Junior Volunteers Program

The program offers an opportunity for teens entering grades 7–12 (in fall 2019) to experience a professional work environment and develop basic workplace skills. Teens who meet the program requirements earn volunteer credit for school during June and July. Applications accepted April 11–15, 2019, only. A link will be posted here during the application period.

How to Apply

  • The application period for the 2019 Junior Volunteer program is now closed.

What next? Volunteers are chosen by lottery from qualifying applications. If you're selected, you will be notified by email no later than FridayApril 26.

Expectations of Junior Volunteers

  • Able to work one shift of 1.5 or 2 hours shift each week for 5 of the 8 weeks during Summer Library Club, June 1–July 31 (no exceptions).
  • Attend one of the mandatory training sessions.
  • Be professional, courteous, and friendly to library patrons and staff.
  • Be a positive role model to children enrolled in the Summer Library Club.
  • Accept training, guidance, and evaluation from library staff. Ask questions!
  • Arrive on time and work as scheduled.
  • Perform assigned tasks in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Notify volunteer coordinator 24 hours in advance if unable to work as scheduled. Failure to do so more than once will result in forfeiting all future volunteer shifts.
  • Protect the confidentiality of library patron information.
  • Have fun!

Scheduling & Training

Schedule your shifts: If selected, make an appointment to schedule your volunteer shifts. 15-minute appointments available:

Sunday, May 5, 12:30–4:30 PM 

-OR- Monday, May 6, 5–8:30 PM

Attend a required training session: After scheduling your volunteer shifts, sign up to attend a training session. Choose one:

Saturday, May 25, 1:30–3 PM

-OR- Tuesday, May 28, 6:30–8 PM

-OR- Wednesday, May 29, 7–8:30 PM