Teen Volunteers

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



During the school year, 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as cleaning book covers, straightening shelves, cleaning and straightening toys, re-stocking displays, and removing outdated labels from books.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 per week. 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.

Winter/Spring 2016 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.

*January 18th: Sign up for February volunteer shifts begins

*February 22nd: Sign up for March shifts begins

*March 21st: Sign up for April shifts begins

*No volunteer shifts are available in May. There is a meeting for teens ages 13-18 who are interested in volunteering over the summer on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 PM

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, January 12th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

*Tuesday, February 9th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

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

*Tuesday, April 12th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

*There will be no TAG meeting in May as the library prepares for Summer Reading

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

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