Teen Volunteers

Teen volunteer opportunities are limited at this time.
• We will be accepting a limited number of applications.
• Applications can be turned in starting on May 6th at 9:00 am until May 24th at 5:00 pm.
• Please email your application to either of the email addresses listed below or turn in a paper copy to the Children’s Room desk, upstairs in the Library.
• Application review will begin on May 28th

What qualities does the library look for in a Teen Volunteer?

  • Creativity!– Are you handy with a pair of scissors? Are you a glue stick pro? Can you wield a staple gun? There are a lot of crafts at the library, so this job is perfect if you love making stuff.
  • Organization! – Libraries are all about organization and this means constant upkeep of things that get out of order. So if you get a sense of satisfaction when things are orderly, this is the right place for you!
  • Attention to detail! – While we don’t expect perfection, we would rather a task be done carefully than a rushed job completed in a hurry.
  • Love of the Library! We hope that you want to help out at the library because you enjoy using the library yourself. We love sharing the library with you and we’re happy that you want to share your talents with us!

What behavior does the library expect from a Teen Volunteer?

  • Dependability. We expect you to show up on time and stay for your entire shift. If you can’t make it, we expect that you or your parent will let us know.
  • Respect. We expect you to be respectful of library patrons, staff members, and other volunteers. Your behavior while volunteering reflects upon the library.
  • Focus. We expect you to keep socializing to a minimum. You will not use your cell phone, unless there is an emergency.
  • Neatness. We expect you to clean up after yourself and put back any items or tools you’ve used during your shift. Library staff should not have to clean up after you when you leave.
  • Communication. We expect you to tell us if you don’t understand instructions for a task you are given, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing a certain task. Give us the chance to clarify the task, or the opportunity to give you a different task you are better suited for. Most importantly, we want you to speak up for yourself!

For more information please contact:
Alyssa Harvey, Head of Youth Services at aharvey@sals.edu
Mrs. Baumback, Youth Services Assistant at mbaumback@sals.edu
Or call the Children’s Room at 518-399-8174 ext. 3