Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community? Need service hours for school? Volunteering at the Library is a great way to give back to the community and to learn how the library works. We have several options for teens interested in giving their time.
TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Shelvers | volunteers put paperbacks + magazines away, organize and front books, assist with special projects and displays. Training required + provided. Teens sign up for one shift per week. Four intakes a year, Sept-Dec is full.
Book Buddies | Book Buddy volunteers assist school-aged kids with their reading and play literacy games. Training provided. Must be available for all four shifts during program.
Teen Technology Mentors (TTMs) | TTMs assist participants in library staff-run LAB programs such as Sphero, Dash + Dot, Basic App Design, Circuit Playground and more. Experience with various technologies is ideal but not required. Training provided.
Please note, teens must be between the ages of 14 - 18, have a valid BC Medical Card and complete the volunteer training at the West Vancouver Community Centre to volunteer at the library.
Teen Advisory Group
Joining TAG gives you a voice in what happens at the library. We are a fun, open, awesome group of teens that is always welcoming new members! TAG meets once per month (usually Monday evenings.) There is no need to register – you can just show up! Check out the Teen Events page for the next meeting date.
As part of the group, you will:
- Suggest materials for the library to purchase;
- Help promote and run teen programs;
- Get creative about what you’d like teen services at the library to look like;
- Meet other teens in the community;
- Earn volunteer hours;
- Give your resumes a boost of community engagement.
We also do fun things like tie-dye t-shirt parties, movie nights, karaoke and more! Snacks provided. TAG is open to all secondary students regardless of age. BC medical card is not necessary
In the Community
Check out the North Shore Youth Volunteer Directory for more volunteer opportunities for youth ages 12-19.