Students in grades 7–12: You can help others without leaving home and earn volunteer hours, too! This online teen volunteer program is completely flexible: no library card required; no application or training; volunteer when it fits your schedule; no minimum or maximum hours. Do what you can, when you can! And you'll make a positive difference in the world.
Spring program runs from January 10 through April 14, 2023.
Service hours will be totaled for all volunteers who successfully complete activities and submit all forms after the program ends on April 14.
Certificates will be emailed to the email address we have on file. It includes your name, total hours that you volunteered, and the coordinator's signature. Email Diane Presta at firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive your certificate or have any questions.
Volunteer hours can only be verified after the program ends on April 14. After you receive your certificate, you or your school representative may email verification forms or links to Diane Presta at email@example.com.
All volunteer activities require you to submit a Service Projects Form for volunteer hour(s) approval and validation.
How this works:
The "By the People" activity earns you 2 volunteer hours each time you transcribe a document. If you transcribe three (3) documents, complete and submit three (3) Service Projects Forms (one for each document) to earn 6 volunteer hours.
The "Cards for Hospitalized Kids" activity earns you 1 volunteer hour each time you decorate 1 card. If you decorate 5 cards, submit five (5) Service Projects Forms (one for each card) to earn all 5 volunteer hours.
Questions? Contact coordinator Diane Presta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 224-543-1485 during library hours.
If you'll be in grades 7-12 for the 2023-24 school year, apply to be a Junior Volunteer! You'll help with the popular Summer Library Club by signing up patrons and presenting rewards when they complete activities.
Starting April 3rd, visit guides.vapld.info/teenvolunteers for the link to access the application and for more information about the program.
Volunteers will be chosen via lottery from all qualifying applications. If you are selected, you'll receive an email from the library no later than Friday, April 21st.