Children's Volunteers


Huntington Beach Central Library

Children's Library

7111 Talbert Ave

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Phone: (714) 375-5107

Volunteers are needed to assist with:

Summer Reading Program

Teens (ages 12 and up) can volunteer to help out during the library's Summer Reading Program in a variety of ways. We will accept applications during the month of May. There will be a link on the Kids's Stuff web page when it's available.

Story Time and Reading Volunteer program : S.T.A.R.

S.T.A.R. is a program for anyone interested in working with and reading to children. S.T.A.R. Volunteers are trained in early literacy principles and story time structure, so they can conduct small group story times during the day at the Library. Our S.T.A.R. volunteers supplement our regular story times, giving children another opportunity to engage in reading.
STAR Volunteer Training: View the presentation online

Interested volunteers may fill out an application and contact the Children's staff at (714) 375-5107.

Volunteer to shelve children's books and read aloud to children

Teen volunteers are needed year-round to clean, straighten, and shelve books. Teens are also welcome to read aloud to children one-on-one or in small groups throughout the year. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and willing to work at least 2 hours a month. Volunteer Service hours are a great addition to job resumes and college applications, and you may be able to earn extra credit at your school.

A Shelving and Read-Aloud Workshop is held for prospective volunteers on the first Wednesday of each month at 4pm in the Tabby Storytime Theater. New volunteers are required to attend one of our workshops before starting.

The volunteer workshop consists of a review of the Huntington Beach Library Children's shelving system and policies, and a tour of the children's department and pre-shelving area. A short, simple alphabetizing test will be given after the meeting.

To apply please fill out and return the Youth volunteer application and view the training presentation below.

Shelving Volunteer Training: View the presentation online
Shelving Quiz: Take the Shelving Quiz

Volunteers are required to check in at the Children's Desk. A record of your volunteer hours will be kept on file for ONE year. Copies of these hours are available on request.


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