For teen volunteer questions, please contact Teen Services Librarian, Christany Edwards, at 714-375-5110 or [email protected].
Online Volunteer Opportunities
Teen volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17 may may fill out a Teen Volunteer Application and email it to Christany, the Teen Services Librarian for the following year-round and online volunteer opportunities. Applications are processed Tuesdays through Saturdays during open library hours:
- HBPL Teens Blogger – Always Open! – join the staff of the HBPL Teens Blog and submit reviews on the books, games, movies, & TV shows you love, share DIY tutorials, or write articles on an element of teen life or pop culture that interests you. Bloggers earn one hour of service credit for each review or article approved for submission. To learn more about this opportunity, check out our blog's FAQ page.
In-Person Volunteer Opportunities
Please note that due to pandemic restrictions, our in-person volunteer opportunities are limited at this time.
Teen volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17 may fill out a Teen Volunteer Application and email it to Christany, the Teen Services Librarian for the following year-round and in-person volunteer opportunities. Applications are processed Tuesdays through Saturdays during open library hours:
- Makerspace Coach – (closed) – the Makerspace is a creative community workspace where people can learn and experiment with art, crafts, and new media, using technology and tools from sewing machines to 3D printers and more! Join our Makerspace Coordinator and assist visitors in correct use of 3D printing, TinkerCAD, laser engraving, Cricut machines, and sewing equipment. No experience necessary - just a willingness to learn! Hours earned are variable, on an as-needed basis during open Makerspace hours.
- Math Homework Help – (closed) – Earn volunteer credit by helping elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8 with their math homework. Work through math problems step by step and practice the mathematical concepts they're learning. No tutoring experience required - you will only be expected to help struggling students figure out how to complete their homework - without giving away the answers or doing all the work for them, of course! Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm beginning January 10th.
- Reading Buddies – (closed) – Earn volunteer credit by helping kids in 1st through 3rd grade practice their reading and develop their literacy skills. Listen as they read books to you, help sound out words when they get stuck, and gently correct pronunciation. Requires patience & strong reading skills, but no previous tutoring experience is necessary! Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm beginning January 10th.
- Seed Library – 3rd Saturday of Every Month; check the library calendar for details & registration – help label seed cards and pack seeds for our Seed Library, matching the samples given. Your writing needs to be clear and legible for this task. Hours earned are variable, on an as-needed basis. Volunteer waiver required to participate.
- Teen Tech – (closed) – provide one-on-one assistance to adult and teen library visitors in the Central Library computer lab on a variety of computer questions, including: logging in; basic computer and Internet use; e-mail; word processing; and using the printer or scanners. Applicants will be trained in basic customer service skills and general computer knowledge by our adult Computer Coaches. Hours earned are variable, as scheduled with the Computer Coach Coordinator.
- Teen Action Group – Open; check the library calendar for details & registration – the Teen Action Group (or TAG) is a dedicated team of teen volunteers who collectively develop projects they feel passionate about working on, and provide opportunities for teens in our community to expand their skills and interests with the help of the Library. Perfect if you are interested in gaining leadership experience, planning programs & activities for teens and/or children, and giving your energy to a community or social project that matters to you. TAG members earn service credit for attending monthly meetings and contributing their energy and ideas to the group's current projects.
- Volunteer Page – (closed) – a page’s job in the library is to straighten shelves, return books to their rightful places, and assist library patrons with locating items when asked. Interested volunteers will need to pass a test of their alphabetization and Dewey Decimal knowledge in order to be considered for this opportunity. Hours earned are variable, on an as-needed basis. All shifts are first-come, first-serve.
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