PLEASE NOTE: Teens who need hours for Give Me Five or other school/organization requirements are encouraged to take advantage of the Volunteer Days run by the teen department from September – April. Each time it is offered, 6th-12th graders can sign up for 1-2 hours of service. Volunteer days are limited to the first 5 registrants per day. Registration starts 30 days before each event and students can register using the online calendar (http://northshelbylibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar).

Another opportunity is to join the Teen Leadership Council. Council members earn volunteer hours by helping the library plan and implement programming for other teens. The council meets monthly August-May with longer meetings in August and January. Council members are also the first people we contact when additional volunteer opportunities come up. Applications are available here: https://northshelbylibrary.org/images/teen/TeenLeadershipCouncil.pdf.

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ADDITIONAL TEEN VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

The following information is for possible volunteer opportunities in the Children's Deparment. Applications are accepted year-round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis. Applications will be kept on file for one year. Please feel free to apply again if not contacted during that time.

TYPICAL DUTIES

After training, teen volunteers assist the Children's Department with tasks such as the following:

  • shelving material
  • shelf reading
  • cleaning
  • preparing crafts
  • assisting before and during programs

ELIGIBILITY RULES

In order to volunteer in the Children's Department, youth must be in grades 6th-12th.

The Children's Department does not accept volunteers who are required to do court-ordered community service.

HOURS

During the school year (September thru April), shifts are very limited. During the summer (June and July), volunteers will have more frequent opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY - Application available here: https://www.northshelbylibrary.org/images/teen/VolunteerApplicationWeb.pdf

Fill out the application and return it to the Children's Desk. Filling out an application does not guarantee acceptance.