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Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Please note that all volunteer opportunities are currently limited, though you may fill out an application for consideration. We appreciate your interest in volunteering at MPL. -01/22/2021

Are you interested in giving back your community? Do you require hours for community service? Or do you simply need something to fill your time after school? Look no further because Montclair Public Library is here to help.

We offer several volunteer opportunities for teens throughout the school year and summertime. Take a look at the descriptions and see which type of volunteer work is most suitable for your busy schedule.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

September – May
During the 2020-2021 school year, the Youth Services Department is looking for teens for various virtual opportunities. We are currently accepting applications for our virtual Reading Buddies program on a rolling basis. Hours vary and are dependent on program times and volunteer availability. For more information, please email teen librarian Kiersten Paine at kiersten.paine@montclairlibrary.org.

Qualifications
• Must be a middle or high school student
• Must live and/or go to school in Montclair.

Teen Volunteer Application

Teen Volunteer Manual

Summer Opportunities

June – August
For our 2021 Summer Reading Program, we will be offering limited outdoor volunteer opportunities. At these events, teens will register patrons for summer reading, and will also run an outdoor drawing table for children. For more information on the dates and times, please email teen services librarian Kiersten Paine at kiersten.paine@montclairlibrary.org. Additionally, we will be offering half an hour of volunteer credit for every book review completed in our Summer Reading Program software, Beanstack. To earn credit for reviews, please also email Kiersten at the address listed above. 

Qualifications
• Must be a middle or high school student.
• Must live and/or go to school in Montclair.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

TAB is a group of teens who participate in and influence the functioning of the Library, especially for teen programming and Library materials. TAB is a forum to have your opinions and suggestions heard. It is also an opportunity for additional volunteer hours.

Qualifications
• Students in grades 6–12 in Montclair.
• Home-schooled students that live in Montclair are welcome to join.
• Must be willing to commit a minimum of 1 hour per month to TAB meetings.
• Membership occurs on a yearly basis from the time the application is approved.
• Must be willing to respect the opinions of others.

Please complete the application and return it to Montclair Public Library’s 3rd floor Children’s desk.

Bellevue Avenue Branch Opportunities

The Bellevue Avenue Branch is also looking for individuals to take care of our collection. As a volunteer, you are assigned several areas of the collection to keep neat and organized. In addition, volunteers might be offered various opportunities to help out during Kids’ Place programming as needed. Hours vary and are completely dependent on when you are available to volunteer.

Qualifications
• Teens grades 8 and up.
• Must live and/or go to school in Montclair.

Teen Volunteer Application

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