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2014 Teen Volunteers

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

Winter 2014 Opportunities


Volunteers must be attending either middle school or high school.

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

Volunteer Shifts

Teen volunteers perform tasks such as cleaning book covers, straightening shelves, cleaning and straightening toys, re-stocking displays, and removing outdated labels from books. Other activities may include event set-up/tear-down, event assistance, or other tasks should they arise.

*Volunteers may sign up for 1 shift maximum per week. Within each month, 2 of these shifts may be weekend shifts. Each shift is 2 hours long. *

Shifts are at the following times:

  • Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30, 6:30-8:30
  • Friday 3:30-5:30
  • Saturday 9:30-11:30, 2:30-4:30
  • Sunday 2:30-4:30

Signing Up

We strongly recommend that you come in to the library to sign up for your shifts. If you are unable to come in to the library to schedule your times, please leave a message at 269/585-8740 and a scheduler will return your call.

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.

Spring 2015 Schedule for Shift Sign-Up

The next month’s shifts will be available on the 2nd to last Monday of every month. See the dates for Winter 2015 below.

*December 22nd: Sign up for January shifts

*January 19th: Sign up for February shifts

*February 16th: Sign up for March shifts

*March 23rd: Sign up for April shifts

*No shifts available in May. The information session for summer volunteers ages 13-18 is Thursday, May 21st from 7:00PM-8:00PM.

Looking For More? Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Teen Advisory Group is a team of dedicated teen volunteers who plan youth events, help with book selection, and support the library in other more involved ways than the regular weekly shift volunteers. The monthly meetings are used to plan events and projects. Volunteers earn 1 service hour for every meeting that they attend. Our meeting schedule is below.

Thursday, January 8th: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, February 12th: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, March 12th: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, April 9th: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, May 14th: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Questions? Please email us at opennebaker@portagelibrary.info or call 269/585-8740.

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