VolunTeens in action

What is a VolunTeen?

The VolunTeen Program is an unpaid volunteer opportunity offered to teens in 7th-12th grade. It mirrors a real job experience in a lot of ways. There is an application and a formal interview process. Most of the volunteering is during our very busy summer season, with a few school-year opportunities each semester.


What do VolunTeens do?

  • Assist the Youth Services Staff with programs and activities, including working directly with parents and kids.
  • Help prepare craft projects and other hands-on prep work.
  • Be a smiling face and a library advocate!

How do I become a VolunTeen?

Applications are available online and at the Children's Desk in spring--usually in April. The Youth Services staff will review the applications and will schedule interviews with selected teens in May. This is a competitive opportunity with limited spots available, and not every applicant is accepted for an interview. An interview does not guarantee a spot on the VolunTeen roster.