Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Earn service hours, gain work experience, and have fun volunteering at West Lafayette Public Library in the Teen department! As a volunteer you might keep our Teen area sparkling and organized, help recommend books to other readers, assist with programs, or be artistic. The time commitment can be as little as 2 hours each month up to 2 hours per week, depending on library needs and your schedule. Volunteers must be currently enrolled in 7th – 12th grade (or homeschool equivalent)

Volunteer expectations:

  • Be on time for your scheduled volunteer shifts
  • Communicate about any absences
  • Be willing to work together with other volunteers
  • Feel empowered to learn and try new things
  • Be committed to improving the library

Current volunteer opportunities:

Summer Reading Volunteer
2 hour shifts throughout summer
Help staff create a great summer at the library! You will assist patrons with reading logs, hand out prizes, and help with events. You must be entering 8th grade or older to volunteer in this area.

1 hour meeting each month, 1-2 hours of independent reading
Read book reviews and share your input on what books make a great teen collection! The committee meets once a month to discuss reviews and vote on their picks.

Various frequency, 1-3 hour shift
Artists and crafters – make the space look great by making posters, signs, and decorations. The library provides the supplies and you let your talents shine.

1-2 hour shift, any day
Get new tabletop games, STEAM kits, and Library of Things items library-ready before they hit the shelves.

1 hour shift, any day
Help the library keep shelves looking great by shelving, tidying, and related projects. Great for anyone who likes a quiet task and is good at detail.

How to start:

Fill out the application form here. We’ll be in touch within a few days to let you know more.

Contact afletcher@wlaf.lib.in.us with questions