Teen Volunteers

Call for FALL volunteers!!!

Did you know teens can earn community service hours by volunteering at the library?  Volunteering is a fun way to gain work experience and looks great on future applications!


· Must be between 12-18 years old

· Completed application (pick one up at the

            Children’s Desk!)

· Letter of recommendation on letterhead from a teacher, counselor, coach, etc.

· If you’re in high school and are interested in Homework Help, you must turn in your most recent report card or transcript.  You must have at least an 80 average in your core classes.

· Must attend an orientation on one of the following dates:

- Thursday, August  31@ 5:00pm

- Wednesday, September 6 @ 5:00pm

- Tuesday, September 12 @ 6:30pm

Sign up for an orientation at the Children’s Desk.


Teen Volunteer Packet Information

Teen Volunteer Application



Volunteers at the Finkelstein Library fall into three categories: Summer Volunteers, Computer Helpers, and Homework Helpers
Summer Volunteers participate in a variety of activities in exchange for volunteer or community service hours.  These activities may include assisting the librarians during programs, program preparation, mending books, and helping run the Children's Summer Reading Game.
Computer Help is a program where teen volunteers help younger children on the computers in the Children's Room.  Usually these tasks are simple such as printing, copying and posting, and help signing on.  Some computer knowledge is necessary.
Homework Help runs during school months, Monday-Thursday, 4:00-5:45pm.  Volunteers assist students in grades 1-6 with their homework.  It’s rewarding to see a student’s grades improve thanks to the Homework Academy program!
Interested Homework Help volunteers must be in 9-12 grade.  The interested party must have an average of at least 80 in all of his/her core classes (math, science, English, and social studies).  All volunteers are required to fill out the volunteer application to submit along with a letter of recommendation.  Homework Help volunteers must also submit their most recent report card or transcript.  
All volunteers are required to attend an orientation before beginning volunteer work.  Orientations generally last an hour.
An application is required for each volunteer.
  • Each applicant must be 12 years of age or older. 9th grade and older is required for Homework Help.
  • Each applicant must have a valid library card from his/her home library.
  • Homework Help volunteers must have both a copy of a current transcript/report card and a letter of reference. Summer Volunteers and Computer Help Volunteers only need a letter of reference to hand in with their applications.
  • Every volunteer must attend an orientation or an interview with Jessica, the Teen Services Librarian.

Teen Volunteer Packet Information

Teen Volunteer Application