Here are all of the Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students for the Summer 2022:
Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Mondays • 11 am–noon • June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25
Tuesdays • 2–3 pm • June 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26
You will listen to a student in Grades 1-8 read aloud to you, assisting when necessary. There are six sessions and we ask that you attend at least five of the six. Fill out this Google Form to apply.
"Lets Play Outside" Youth Program Volunteer
Tuesdays • 10-11:30am • June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesdays • 10-11:30am • June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27
Assist the Youth Library Staff with their set-up and take-down of the outdoor Let's Play Outside program. Email email@example.com to apply.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 from 3:30-5pm
Assist with behind-the-scenes tasks to earn 1.5 volunteer hours.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
July 14th-17th, 2022
Help out with the quarterly Friends of the Library used book sale, located at the Eastgate Branch Library on 115 Eastgate Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102. Signup by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founders' Day Parade
Saturday, July 30th, 2022 from 10am-1pm
Walk with the library in the annual Algonquin Founders' Days parade. We will meet at the Eastgate Branch Library on 115 Eastgate Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102. Signup by emailing email@example.com.
End of Summer Reading Party
Monday, August 1st, 2022 for the whole day
You will be assisting Youth Library Staff with managing kiddos during the End of Summer Reading Party on the outdoor patio. Signup by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may download a volunteer application which may dropped off at either AAPLD location or sent via email to email@example.com. Unfortunately, we do not accept adult volunteers who have graduated from high school.
Teens' Top Ten is a national program offered by the American Library Association (ALA). We are one of just fifteen American libraries that was selected by ALA for this program. Your job is to read and review a book that is about to come out. You will get hours for the time spent reading and writing your review.
All you have to do is visit the Harnish Library, grab a book from the Teens' Top Ten Cart in the Teen Room, & follow the instructions on the bookmark inserted in each Teens' Top Ten book. These books are all Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) sent by the book publishers through ALA. This is a great option if you are too busy to attend live programs and you voice WILL be heard by the big publishing companies. Pretty neat!
Meets the first Wednesday every month from 5-6pm. Would you like to have a say in what the library offers you? Take active leadership and ownership in the teen department by helping plan events, suggesting books for the teen collection, and much more! All attendees receive Volunteer Service Hours for each meeting.
Our next meeting will be held in person on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 from 5-6pm.