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?

We have opportunities set-up 3 different ways.  

Anytime: Teens that have submitted a volunteer application are welcome to complete Teen Book Reviews. This opportunity is available for patrons 11-18 years-old and still in school. For more information about Teen Book Reviews visit the Teen Book Review page.  

Quarterly: Once a quarter we will host a teen volunteer day alternating between the North Branch and Main Branch. These Teen volunteer days will be listed in our program flyer and can be found under our online events, and are available to teens 13-18, still in school.  

Occasional: Once in a while we have special programs, like Noon Years Eve, that we need extra help for doing things like face painting. These are more sporadic but still very helpful volunteer hours. This opportunity is also available to our patrons 13-18 years old, still in school. 

Teens are welcome to sign-up for as many of these options as they would like when they fill out the Teen Volunteer Application.

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 (August – July). 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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