Teen Volunteers

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


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 winter volunteer shifts, teens must attend one of the following training sessions (unless they attended a training session in September or October):

Teen Winter Volunteer Training Meeting
Wednesday, January 31st
7:00 PM


Teen Winter Volunteer Training Meeting [MAKE-UP SESSION]
Tuesday, February 20th
7:00 PM

Teens who are unable to attend one of the required sessions listed above may join us at our next meeting in May 2018 or the make-up session in June 2018. The dates and times for these meetings will be posted in late April.

What Would I Be Doing?

Fall and winter volunteers primarily help with cleaning and organizing tasks around the library’s lower level. Opportunities to help with library events and other tasks will be discussed at the training sessions. Teen volunteers must be 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 from February-April.

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.

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

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