Teen Volunteers

Thank you for choosing us as your volunteer location! Please read on to find out how you can help.


Open to teens 14 years of age through graduating high school seniors
State law requires volunteers to be at least 14 years of age.

*Note: No court-required hours may be obtained through the teen volunteer program. *


Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and have all legally required paperwork on file prior to their first shift. Due to state law, we are unable to make exceptions to this rule.

In order to sign up for summer volunteer shifts, teens must attend one of the following training sessions:

Teen Summer Volunteer Info Meeting
Wednesday, May 31st
7:00 PM-8:00 PM


Teen Summer Volunteer Info Meeting [MAKE UP SESSION]
Tuesday, June 6th
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Teens who are unable to attend one of the required sessions listed above are ineligible to volunteer this summer. Check back this fall for more volunteer opportunities.

What Would I Be Doing?

Summer volunteers help children, teens, and adults sign up and participate in our Summer Reading Program. This includes helping people with online forms, handing out prizes, and promoting our summer events. This opportunity is best for someone who is outgoing, comfortable talking to people of all ages, and able to work independently.

How Do I Sign Up?

Interested volunteers must attend one of the training sessions listed above in order to sign up for volunteer shifts at the library this summer.

If You Need to Cancel a Shift

If you sign up for a shift and later realize that you are unable to make it, please call the Youth Information Desk at 269/585-8740. We rely on our Teen Summer Volunteers to staff our Summer Reading table and need to know ASAP if you are unable to make a shift so that we may find a replacement.

Contact Olivia Pennebaker, Teen Services Librarian:
opennebaker@portagelibrary.info or call (269) 585-8726

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