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. The following options are available for teens looking to volunteer at the library:
Teen Advisory Board
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. For more information, download the following form: TAB Mission and Purpose.
Teens interested in tutoring will assist middle school and elementary students in the academic subjects such as math, writing, reading, and science. Once you become a volunteer, you will set up your schedule and be responsible for the tutoring students that sign up with you.
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.