Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community? Need service hours for school? Volunteering at the Library is a great way to give back to the community and to learn how the library works. We have several options for teens interested in giving their time.
TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Shelvers | volunteers put paperbacks + magazines away, organize and front books, assist with special projects and displays. Training required + provided. Teens sign up for one shift per week. Four intakes a year, Sept-Dec is full.
Book Buddies | Book Buddy volunteers assist school-aged kids with their reading and play literacy games. Training provided. Must be available for all four shifts during program.
Teen Technology Mentors (TTMs) | TTMs assist participants in library staff-run LAB programs such as Sphero, Dash + Dot, Basic App Design, Circuit Playground and more. Experience with various technologies is ideal but not required. Training provided.
Please note, teens must be between the ages of 14 - 18, have a valid BC Medical Card and complete the volunteer training at the West Vancouver Community Centre to volunteer at the library.
Teen Advisory Group
You can also gain volunteer hours by participating in our Teen Advisory Group. TAG meets once a month to discuss teen collections and programming as well as everyday issues affecting teens. Teens earn community volunteer hours, build leadership skills, meet other students and have a say in what happens in the Library. Everyone is welcome! Snacks provided. TAG is open to all secondary students regardless of age. BC medical card is not necessary
In the Community
Check out the North Shore Youth Volunteer Directory for more volunteer opportunities for youth ages 12-19.