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. Beginning August 3rd, stop by the Readers Advisory desk to pick up a kit.

 

Opportunity #2

If you’ve been creative or are feeling creative, submit that work to our gallery! We’re accepting drawings to 3D sculptures to even artistic food pictures! Each piece is worth 1 hour earned of volunteer service, with a limit of 3 hours. Submit your work at this link.

 

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

Submit something to the #WeWereHere Project, which is aimed to be a repository of teen voices and stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Berwyn Public Library is a community partner and will assign volunteer hours on a project by project basis. Learn more about the project 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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