Library Volunteer Program for Adults
Adult volunteer opportunities are available at the Library for anyone ages 18 and over. However, the Library does not offer volunteer hours for those needing court-ordered community service hours. Adult volunteers primarily work in the Library Accounts department as sorters and shelvers, but also help with other miscellaneous tasks such as cleaning media items, searching for books on the shelves, and other special projects that help maintain the quality of our Library. Requirements to volunteer include attendance at one-hour orientation to be scheduled at the volunteer's convenience, and a background check. Volunteers are expected to work at least two, two-hour shifts per month to maintain active volunteer status.
If interested in becoming an Adult Library Volunteer, contact the Library Accounts Supervisor, Gay Yarnell (email@example.com) or stop by the Library Accounts Desk.
Library Volunteer Program for Teens
The Teen Volunteer Program is open to teens ages 14-18 looking for non-court-appointed volunteer hours. Teen Volunteers provide support to the Youth Services Team through a variety of activities including collection maintenance and program preparation. Teen Volunteers are also invited to assist with special events throughout the year. In order to join the team, prospective volunteers must register for and attend an informational Teen Volunteer Orientation Session where we will go over the guidelines and expectations of our program. Once prospective volunteers have returned the necessary paperwork, they will be eligible to volunteer. Volunteers may earn up to six hours per week, not including special programs. Hours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and scheduled via the Youth Services Desk up to two weeks in advance. Not only is the Teen Volunteer Program a great way to earn volunteer hours for NHS or other school clubs, it is a great opportunity to give back to the community and learn skills that will translate well into job and college applications.
To register for an orientation session or for more information, call the Youth Services Desk at 972.219.3577.
Teen Advisory Group
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is an active group of teens in grades 6-12 who meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Library's Teen Point to give input on Teen programs and services at the Library. TAG members also plan Library programs, serve as liaisons between the Library and area schools, and represent the Library during community outreach and service projects. TAG is a fun way to start building leadership and planning skills, to learn more about what the Library has to offer, to ensure that teens have a voice in the Library, and to meet other service-minded teens. To join TAG, pick up and complete an application at the Youth Services Desk or at a TAG meeting.
To learn more, simply attend a TAG meeting or call the Youth Services Desk at 972.219.3577.