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2014 Teen Volunteers

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

Fall 2014 Opportunities

Requirements

Volunteers must be 12-18 years of age and 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as cleaning book covers, straightening shelves, cleaning and straightening toys, re-stocking displays, and removing outdated labels from books.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.

Fall 2014 Schedule for Shift Sign-Up

The next month’s shifts will be available 2 weeks prior to the start of the month. See the dates for 2014 below.

*September 3rd: Sign up for September shifts

*September 15th: Sign up for October shifts.

*October 20th: Sign up for November shifts.

*November 17th: Sign up for December shifts.

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 displays, 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, and to train teens for different long-term tasks. Our meeting schedule is below.

Thursday, September 11th: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, October 9th: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, November 13th: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, December 11th: 6:30pm-7:30pm

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

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