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Teen Volunteering

 How to Volunteer @ the Library 



  1. Who can be a teen volunteer?

    Any Chatham resident enrolled in grades 6-12. Volunteer candidates are encouraged to obtain a library card.

  2. What do I need to do to become a volunteer?

    In order to volunteer, you will need to fill out an application. If you are under the age of 18, you will also need a parent/guardian to sign the application.

  3. When can I apply to become a volunteer?

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. In other words, you can apply at any time.

  4. What kinds of tasks can I expect to be doing?

    Volunteers may be asked to help out with a variety of tasks throughout the library. This may include participation in the library’s Teen Advisory Board, being a Tech Buddy, Reading Buddy or Book Reviewer, and helping with programs & crafts, amongst other tasks.

  5. How long will my application be active?

    You will be able to volunteer for the entirety of the school year in which you apply. For example, an application filled out in October 2022 will be valid through the end of June 2023, at which point you can choose to apply again if you still meet the criteria to be a teen volunteer.

  6. How can I prove that I was an active volunteer for the library?

    Since many volunteers need community service hours for various local groups that they take part in, a letter can be provided. The teen librarian will also be available to sign off on any forms that volunteers may already have for certain obligations. Please note that we require 48-hours’ notice when such a letter is needed. Signatures on forms can be requested the same day they are needed, pending librarian availability.

To learn about how to be a part of the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and find upcoming meeting dates, click here.

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