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Teen Volunteers at the Library

STUDENTS AGE 14 AND OLDER - DID YOU KNOW?

This is an opportunity for students who plan to apply for college admission, to earn community service hours. Volunteer hours available are Monday – Saturday during library business hours.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Job related experience
  • An opportunity to work with the public in a real world environment
  • Verification of hours worked for your portfolio or resume


GUIDELINES:

  • A commitment of at least 2 hours per week or 36 hours per school semester.  Students are limited to work a maximum of 4 hours per day.
  • Dependability. Please be punctual for your scheduled shift and call the library at 512-858-7825 if you are unable to work. Absent teens will have an "absent without notification" entered on the volunteer calendar.  More than 3 "absent without notification" will result in losing eligibility to volunteer.
  • Dress code: the library follows the prescribed DSISD campus dress code.

Candidates will be required to attend a 2 hour orientation that includes training, library policy, hand-outs and a library tour.  Volunteer schedules will be set at orientation and teens will earn 3 hours community service credit for attending orientation.

For more information, please call the Volunteer Coordinator, Pat Galvin at 512-858-7825 or email pat@dscl.org.


WHAT TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS DO:
If you enjoy libraries, books, learning new skills, and helping your community, we will do our best to find the right volunteer job for you. The Dripping Springs Community Library offers a wide variety of long-term and short-term opportunities, depending on the time of year. Training will be provided so no experience is needed. All it takes is a willingness to learn!

Teen Time (During the school year)
A monthly community service opportunity that does NOT require an application or orientation for participation.  Optional:  Bring a friend and some music.  Contact SuzAnne Beard (suzanne@dscl.org) for more about Teen Time activities.

Shelving/Reading Shelves (Year-round)
After-school, Saturdays and increased shifts during June, July and August.  Shelving is returning items to the shelves in correct order.  Reading shelves is maintaining alpha and numeric order of the book collection.

Summer Programs Event Assist (Summer Only)
During June and July, teen volunteers assist the children’s librarian with special programs and events, including setup, crowd management  and clean up.

Teen Reading Buddy Program (Summer Only)
During June and July, Teen Reading Buddies help incoming 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders maintain their reading skills in a relaxed one-on-one weekly reading time. 

Reading Booth Assist (Summer Only)
During June and July, teen volunteers will help distribute summer reading forms, aide children & parents by logging their reading time, and distribute entry tickets for the end-of-summer drawings. Basic computer skills are needed with attention to details.


APPLY NOW
Apply online here or drop by the Dripping Springs Community Library and ask for a Teen Volunteer Application. Candidates will be interviewed, and if selected, will need to attend a two hour training session. They will then be placed on the regular volunteer schedule.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Contact Pat Galvin (pat@dscl.org) for details on volunteering. Contact SuzAnne Beard (suzanne@dscl.org) for more about Teen Time activities.

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