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Teen Volunteering

Volunteer at the library, summer 2020

Throughout June and July, junior volunteers help with the popular Summer Library Club. If you're interested in volunteering next summer, apply between 9 AM Saturday, April 4, and 9 PM Wednesday, April 8. We'll post the link to the online application here. Students entering grades 7–12 next school year are eligible to apply.

Top 5 reasons to volunteer here

  1. Get valuable work experience
  2. Earn volunteer hours
  3. Lend a hand in your community
  4. Be part of the extremely popular Summer Library Challenge
  5. And...score a sweet teen volunteer T-shirt! 

Junior Volunteers are expected to...

  • attend a training session — required!
  • work one shift of 1.5 or 2 hours each week for 5 weeks during the June 1–July 31 Summer Library Challenge — no exceptions!
  • arrive on time and work as scheduled
  • notify the volunteer coordinator 24 hours in advance if you are unable to work as scheduled; failure to do so more than once means you'll forfeit your future shifts 
  • be professional, courteous, and friendly to library patrons and staff
  • be a good role model to children participating in the Summer Library Challenge
  • accept training, guidance, and evaluation from library staff
  • ask questions
  • protect the confidentiality of library patron information
  • have fun! 

Places to Volunteer Locally

These nonprofit groups may need help and welcome teen volunteers.

Track your service

Use InnerView, a social responsibility platform, to create a personal service resume. As you invest your time and talent helping others, InnerView creates impact data and credentials to share with schools or potential employers.

Community Volunteer Fair

Community Volunteer Fair
1-3:30 PM * March 15, 2020 * Vernon Area Public Library
Stop by to visit with local organizations with teen volunteer opportunities. Pitch in at a "speed volunteering" table to help with a project right then and there! No registration required. Drop in.