If you are in grades 6-12, we have lots of ways you can help out, mentor others, promote the love of books, and earn community service credit! Not sure what you want to do? Read on, then apply to join our Teen Team today!
Teen volunteer interviews will be held at the end of January.
Grades 9-12: 2 hours, once per week
Find out what it’s like to work in a library! Track down customer requests, and lend a hand shelving, straightening and ordering items in our collection. You should be good at alphabetizing and be comfortable using the Dewey Decimal System to sign up for this role. Apply now!
Grades 11-12: 1 or 2 hours, once per week for whole school year
We are looking for strong students who are proficient in lots of subjects. Share your knowledge on subjects like math, language arts, science, and social studies to help other students complete homework assignments. This rewarding experience is a commitment for the whole BVSD school year. Apply now!
Grades 7-12: once per week (six-week sessions)
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 6-week sessions (typically in Fall and Winter, and Spring). Check session dates and additional program info on the Reading Buddies home page; then apply to Teen Team to get started!
Grades 6-12: 2 hours, once or twice per week (during June 1-July 31)
Give out prizes, and help all age groups sign up and log reading minutes at the Summer Reading table. You may also help with programs and events, shelving, and other tasks. This is a great way for teens who love reading to share their enthusiasm with kids, teens, and adults! Apply now!
Teen Collection Connection (TCC)
Grades 6-12: last Wednesday of each month during school year, 4-5 pm
Do you love to read and discuss favorite books, movies, and music? Join TCC and meet monthly with other teens to contribute short book reviews that will be featured on the library’s blog and on the shelves next to the books, and to help select items to add to the teen collection. Apply now!
With other teens, you will meet and get matched up with kids in grades K-5 and to help them with brainstorming, writing, and editing a story. You will commit to a specific meeting day/time (typically in Fall, winter/Spring, and Summer). Check session dates and additional program info on the Reading Buddies home page; then apply to Teen Team to get started!
Love libraries and want to volunteer, but not sure what to do? You might be able to help with programs, story times, crafts, computer lab support, displays or other tasks. Apply for Teen Team and we will find a volunteer experience that is right for you!