Teen Volunteers

Thank you for choosing us as your volunteer location! Please read on to find out how you can help.


State law requires volunteers to be at least 14 years of age.

*Note: No court-required hours may be obtained through the teen volunteer program. *


Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and have all legally required paperwork on file prior to their first shift. Due to state law, we are unable to make exceptions to this rule.

In order to sign up for summer volunteer shifts, teens must attend one of the following training sessions:

Teen Summer Volunteer Training Session
Wednesday, May 30th
7:00 PM


Teen Summer Volunteer Training Session (Make Up Session)
Tuesday, June 5th
7:00 PM

Teens who are unable to attend one of the required sessions listed above can check back this September for more opportunities to volunteer at the library.

What Would I Be Doing?

Summer volunteers work at the library’s Summer Reading table and help children, teens, and adults participate in our Summer Reading Program. Tasks include helping people fill in online forms, handing out prizes, and other duties as needed. This opportunity is best for someone who is outgoing, comfortable talking to people of all ages, and able to work independently.

How Do I Sign Up?

Interested volunteers must attend one of the training sessions listed above in order to sign up for volunteer shifts at the library this summer.

If You Need to Cancel a Shift

If you sign up for a shift and later realize that you are unable to make it, please call the Youth Information Desk at 269/585-8740. We rely on our Teen Summer Volunteers to staff our Summer Reading table and need to know ASAP if you are unable to make a shift so that we may find a replacement.

Contact Olivia Pennebaker, Teen Services Librarian:
opennebaker@portagelibrary.info or call (269) 585-8726

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