LAST CALL for Teen Summer Reading Volunteers @ the Library

by Jennifer Rifino, Teen Services Coordinator

Teens can apply now to volunteer during the Summer Reading Challenge.

Summer Reading Volunteers

The Teen Department is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and creative teens to serve as Teen Summer Reading Volunteers

WHO: The Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Program is open to teens who are entering 8th through 12th grades.

WHAT: Teen Volunteers play an important role in the library's Youth Services Department assisting with the implementation of the annual Summer Reading Challenge and with the new Book Buddies program where children are teamed with a trained Summer Reading Teen Volunteer to read together in the Children’s area of the library. 

WHY: The St. Tammany Parish Library Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Program is a way for local teens to gain job experience, meet new people, gain service hours and valuable knowledge that will help with their schoolwork.

WHERE: Teen Volunteers are trained for routine, recurring tasks and/or occasional special events at the Causeway, Covington Temporary, Madisonville, Mandeville, Slidell and South Slidell Branches.  

WHEN: Teens are required to volunteer for at least three weeks (need not be consecutive) between the first day of summer reading in May and the middle of July. Teens can sign up for two hour shifts up to three times a week or as needed.

 HOW: To volunteer during the summer, please complete the Volunteer Application and return it to the branch where you wish to volunteer by the first Saturday in May. Approved volunteers will be contacted by the third Saturday in May by the Volunteer Coordinator and will be registered to attend a mandatory volunteer orientation training session prior to being scheduled to work.  Parents of first-time volunteers are requested to attend the first 20-minutes of the orientation.  Positions are limited and applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

For more information on teen volunteering and other free teen events, please visit the library’s teen webpage.

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