2015 Teen Volunteers

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



Fall volunteer opportunities are open to middle school and high school students ages 12-18.

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

Regular Daily Shifts:

Teen volunteers perform tasks such as cleaning book covers, straightening shelves, cleaning and straightening toys, re-stocking displays, and removing outdated labels from books. Other activities may include event set-up/tear-down, event assistance, or other tasks should they arise.

Volunteers may sign up for 1 shift maximum per week. Within each month, 2 of these shifts may be on a Saturday or a Sunday. Each shift is 2 hours long.

Shifts are at the following times:

  • Monday-Thursday 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Friday 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
  • Saturday 9:30 PM-11:30 PM, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
  • Sunday 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Signing up:

To sign up for teen volunteer shifts, please come to the library and stop by the Youth Information Desk downstairs.

Fall 2015 Schedule for Shift Sign-Up

To give more people a chance to volunteer, we only allow shifts to be signed up for one month at a time.

*September 8th: Sign up for September volunteer shifts begins

*September 21st: Sign up for October volunteer shifts begins

*October 19th: Sign up for November shifts begins

*November 23rd: Sign up for December shifts begins

*December 21st: Sign up for January shifts begins

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 so that we may offer that shift to another volunteer.

Looking For More? Join Teen Advisory Group!

Do you need service hours? Do you like pizza? Do you want to help make the library great? Join the Teen Advisory Group! Talk books, plan activities, make crafts, and give the library a piece of your mind—while enjoying a delicious piece of pizza! The fall TAG meeting schedule is below:

*Tuesday, September 8th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

*Tuesday, October 13th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

*Tuesday, November 10th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

*Tuesday, December 15th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Questions? Please email opennebaker@portagelibrary.info or call 269/585-8740.

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