Sunday, April 14, 2013

Teen Volunteers Wanted!

If you are currently in grades 6-12 and are looking for something to do this summer, the Library can help.  You can be a part of Teen Volunteer Corps!  Students will volunteer only two hours a week for eight weeks, that's only 16 hours!  What will you do?  Have you ever done Summer Reading and picked up prizes?  That is what you will do, actually that is only a small portion of what you will do.  Sure you will add to someone's summer excitement by giving them prizes for reading, but you will also shelf a few books, straighten the Library, clean supplies and materials, but most important of all, you can help be the reason Summer Reading and the Public Library is an awesome place to be. 

So what do you have to do?  Start by filling out an application.  Applications are also available at the Library as well as at the school media centers.  At the end of May, students who have turned in applications will get a phone call notifying them of their shift day and time.  For example, every Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  You can also choose whether to work only on the first floor (Youth Summer Reading) or only on the second floor (Teen Summer Reading).  Students will get a free t-shirt to wear during their shifts and those who volunteer 16 hours or more will get an invite to a special event (no details yet, we're still planning).  Will summer vacation or summer camp cause you to miss your shift?  No problem!  Just pick up another shift any time.  Need more reason to volunteer?  If you're a parent reading this, it will get your child out of the house and give them valuable customer service and work experience.  If you're a student reading this, it will get you out of the house and away from your family for a few hours.  All kidding aside, it is a great program for students in grades 6-12 and our staff is flexible and willing to work with teens who are interested in small commitment that can make a big difference.

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