Volunteer with Teen Team

Join Teen Team

Grades 6-12
There are lots of ways you can help out, mentor others, promote the love of books, and earn community service credit! 

View Teen Team opportunities, then apply - we'll set up a time to meet and work out your schedule.

Try a Teen Service Day

Grades 6-12:  Offered one Sunday afternoon per month 
Only have a hours to give? Don't apply for Teen Team: just sign up to work from 1-3 hours on one of our monthly teen service days. Join other teens for Library housekeeping. including dusting, straightening, and organizing. View details & schedule

Current Opportunities

  1. Summer Reading

    Grades 6-12: 2 hours, once or twice per week (during June 1-July 31): required training on May 17 or May 19 at 4:30pm

    • SRP at the Library - help with crafts, answer Summer Reading questions, assist with general Library duties
    • SRP at Waneka Lake or LaMont Does Park - help with storytime and crafts, give out books, answer Summer Reading questions
    • SRP Playdates at the Library - assist with storytimes (morning shifts only); read and play games with younger kids

    This is a great way for teens who love reading to share their enthusiasm with kids, teens, and adults and earn volunteer credit.

    Can't make the training? Apply anyway, and let us know your conflicts in the application comments.

  2. Special Events

    Grades 6-12
    Summer 2022: sign up for one or more opportunities
    Special events occur almost every Saturday June and July at 11am or 3pm. Teens help assist our storytellers and performers with songs, activities, and book giveaways. 

  3. Maker Buddies

    Grades 9-12
    Summer 2022: meets in person on Thursdays from June 9-July 21.
    Have fun working with older kids to design and create projects in the Makerspace. Apply 

  4. Reading Buddies

    Grades 7-12
    Summer 2022: meets Tuesdays from June 7-July 19
    With other teens, you will meet and get matched up with younger kids to read books, play games, make a difference and have fun! You will commit to a specific meeting day/time during one or more 4-6-week sessions during the school year, or for the summer session (June-July). Apply to Teen Team to get started!

  5. Writing Buddies

    Grades 8-12
    Summer 2022: meets in person on Wednesdays from June 9-July 20
    This is a writing mentoring program for kids in grades 3-5, led by volunteer teens. You will meet with other teens and kids to do writing games, share stories, and have fun! You will commit to a specific meeting day/time during the school year, or sign up for the whole summer session. Apply

Other (Seasonal/Occasional)

  1. Additional Opportunities

    Grades 6-12
    Love libraries and want to volunteer, but not sure what to do? You might be able to help with Archives or computer projects, computer lab support, displays or other tasks. Apply for Teen Team and we will find a volunteer experience that is right for you!