Teen Volunteering Opportunities
East Lake Community Library has volunteering opportunities for teens looking to earn Bright Futures hours. In order to qualify for Bright Futures hours, teens will need to develop a community service project that will earn them 100 hours. Teens will need to be available for a two-hour time slot per week to assist with shelving materials, check in, shelf reading, and helping staff with projects and programs.
Teens interested in volunteering need to be at least 14 years of age, fill out the proper forms, drop them off at the library, and meet with our volunteer coordinator. The following options are available for teens looking to volunteer at the library:
Middle School Advisory Board (MSAB)
Under the direction of Miss Colleen and Miss Danielle, monthly meetings will be held at East Lake Community Library, and this is where the fun begins! Students entering 6th-8th grade can help create, plan, and implement all after-hours activities for our middle school aged patrons. That's right - programs will be designed by you and for you! All we need is your creativity and enthusiasm to continue making ELCL the best library around! Click the links below to learn more about MSAB and fill out an application.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
The Teen Advisory Board is a group of teen volunteers that meet once a month to plan events and programs for their peers. This is a fun way for teens to earn volunteer hours by spending time with their peers and getting hands on experience in planning, creating, and running programs. The Board will help the library meet one of its fundamental goals of bringing more teen patrons to the library and making the teen community aware of library services. This will look great on college or internship applications.
ELCL's Teen Advisory Board began in 2015, and after a break due to COVID, we are more than ready to get back to after-hours programming just for high school patrons! Students in 9th-12th grade can join this teen-governed, teen-driven advisory board by filling out an application found below and returning it to Miss Colleen or Miss Danielle. The TAB season will run from September into May, with meetings twice a month where we will plan and create the implementation of our high school events. Come find out why our previous TAB members say "TAB is Fab!"
Teens wishing to take on a long-term project with a staff member may ask to be a part of a special program or area of interest (such as working with the children's librarian or take on some marketing projects). For this, the volunteer must ask the staff member they are interested in working with and see if there is any available assistant volunteer position.
Teens interested in volunteering need to be at least 14 years of age, fill out the proper forms, drop them off at the library, and meet with our volunteer coordinator.