High School Volunteer Program

A High School Volunteer is currently enrolled in grades 9 - 12. Teen volunteers help improve the library and work together to bring creative projects to life.

Below are our current remote volunteer opportunities for teens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, these opportunities are not currently available to court-ordered volunteers.

Opportunity #1

In partnership with local animal shelters, we’re looking for volunteers to make toys for animals! One kit includes 1-2 toys and once completed and returned, it will result to 1 hour earned of volunteer service. Stop by the Readers Advisory desk to pick up a kit.

Opportunity #2

Share your recipes! For Hispanic Heritage Month, we invite you to write your own recipe or share a favorite family recipe honoring Hispanic heritage, which will be collected into an eCookbook. E-mail your recipes to berwynlibraryteens@gmail.com between September 15th and October 31st. You can earn one hour of volunteer time for each recipe, and two hours for each illustrated recipe. You can submit up to three recipes. Happy cooking!

Opportunity #3

Write a review for a book, movie, or video game to be posted on our Teen Blog. Each review is worth 1 hour earned of volunteer services, with a limit of 5 hours.  Visit this link for movie/video game review guidelines, and visit this link for book review guidelines.

Opportunity #4

Complete a series of activities to make “Bingo” and earn one hour of service. Complete each box on the sheet for five hours of service. Find Bingo sheet and instructions here.

Opportunity #5

Learn more about race and anti-racism. Read or watch something from our Fighting Racism lists and write a review. Each book read plus review will be worth five volunteer hours, and each movie watched plus review will be worth three volunteer hours.  Visit this link for movie/video game review guidelines, and visit this link for book review guidelines.

Opportunity #6

Contact your representatives! Even if you’re not old enough to vote, everyone is old enough to let their representatives know what they think. Visit this link for a list of your representatives with contact information and ideas for current issues to address. Please share a copy of your letter/or proof of your call in order to get service hours. Each letter or call is worth 1 hour earned of volunteer service, with a limit of 5 hours.

High School Volunteer Application

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