Become a Teen Volunteer!

Whether working to fulfill a school commitment, to build a job/college resume, or a wish to spend days in the library, Herrick District Library offers opportunities for 6th – 12th graders.

Why be a Teen Volunteer?

  • Helps you learn new skills to add to a job resume
  • Looks fabulous on your college application
  • Get to know and serve your community better
  • Make new friends
  • Get a heads up on the newest books!
  • Be so appreciated by the staff and community

What Teen Volunteer Opportunities are available?

School year opportunities (September – May)

This is a wonderful leadership learning opportunity. Provide input on teen services and lead in service events that matter to you! Visit the TAB page to find out more about this awesome group.

  • Adopt a Shelf

This is an important task Teens performs to help keep books in proper order. This allows patrons and staff to locate materials quickly and efficiently. This task requires a brief orientation.

Get published on the library website and help other teens select books. You can earn up to 15 hours of community service by reading and reviewing the latest YA books.

  • Special Programs

From time to time our awesome children’s librarians have super programs with events that have stations or could just use an extra pair of hands. This is a great way to assist in the library.

How to become a Teen Volunteer

All patrons in 6th – 12th grade are able to volunteer. Applications must be completed and signed by teen and parent or guardian (unless teen is 18). Every volunteer opportunity requires an application and is only good for the current school year. When received, the Teen Librarian will respond to your application. Please be aware that it may take up to a week to get a response. In addition, when letters are needed to verify community service hours, please provide the Teen Librarian a week's notice.

Print a Teen Volunteer Application or pick one up at either library location. Please return the filled out application to the youth services desk.

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