HOW TO VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY

All teen volunteer opportunities will begin in September 2022.

Do you have questions about any of our upcoming volunteer programs?
Attend a Teen Volunteer Information Session on September 10th, 2022!

Come ask your questions about teen volunteering and meet our Teen Librarian.

Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome. 

This program will be offered at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Please attend at the time most convenient for you.

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Join one of our
Teen Advisory Boards (TAB)!
Want to help make the library a better place for teens? Do you have cool ideas for library programs? 

TAB teens work to make change happen in our library and our community. Come share your ideas, help us plan events, and eat yummy snacks, all while earning community service hours. 

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Become a Teen Tech at the Library!
Are you a technology guru?
Want to share your knowledge with the community?

Teen Techs are high school students who work one-on-one with not-so tech-savvy adults, helping them with their personal devices, social media, library apps (like Libby and Hoopla), and other tech-related topics.

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Apply for our Teen Team!
Are you a junior or senior looking to earn community service hours? Do you enjoy being in the library?

Our Teen Team gives 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to contribute to library-wide projects, facilitate teen programs, and gain leadership experience in exchange for community service hours. Our goal is to provide resume-building experiences that will benefit teens now and in the future. 

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Volunteer from anywhere!
Want more ways to volunteer? Our virtual volunteer opportunities can be completed at the library, from home, on the bus, or from anywhere else you choose.

Each month you'll have the opportunity to complete a variety of activities in exchange for community service hours. 

Teen Volunteering FAQs

Who can participate in the library's teen volunteer programs?

To participate in our teen volunteer programs, you need to be either a resident of North Haven OR a student at a North Haven Public School. If you meet this criteria, be sure to check each program's grade requirements to see which of our programs you can participate in.

 

Can I participate in more than one volunteer program?

Absolutely! There is no limit to the number of volunteer programs you can participate in, but remember to check each program's grade requirements to see if you are eligible. 

I need to earn community service hours for school, can I do that at the library?

Of course! If you are a North Haven Public School student or resident of North Haven, you can absolutely volunteer at the library and put those hours toward your school's service requirements. 

Can I volunteer at the library over the summer? 

Yes! While we did not offer summer volunteering in 2022, teens are encouraged to volunteer at the library during summer 2023. Check back in June 2023 for more information about our summer volunteer opportunities. 

What is a volunteer semester?

A volunteer semester is what the library calls its volunteer periods. Breaking the year down into semesters helps us keep track of community service hours and which programs we offer. It also helps when scheduling our Teen Team and Teen Tech volunteers. 

The library's volunteer semesters run from October to December (fall), February to April (spring), and June to August (summer).

Did you know?

Established volunteers can request letters of recommendation from our Teen Librarian.

These letters can be attached to college applications and resumes. 

Why volunteer at the library?

Exciting change is happening for teens at the North Haven Memorial Library and we'd love for you to be part of it!

As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to our growing Teen Department, our library, and our entire community, all while earning the volunteer hours you may need for school or a different organization. 

Questions about volunteering? 

For questions regarding our volunteer programs, or to request more information, please contact Emily Tomlin, our Teen Librarian, at etomlin@northhavenlibrary.net,

or call the library at 203.239.5803.