Teen Volunteer Opportunities

At this time we are not accepting volunteers in the greyed-out programs. Please contact afletcher@wlaf.lib.in.us for further information.

Earn service hours, gain work experience, and have fun volunteering at West Lafayette Public Library in the YA/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 personal schedules.

Volunteers need:

  • To be punctual and committed
  • To be willing to work with others
  • To like learning new things
  • To be currently enrolled in 7th – 12th grade (or homeschool equivalent)

School year volunteer opportunities:

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.

Weekly, 20 – 40 minute shift
Mentor new readers at the library! After being accepted into the program, you will be matched with a Kindergarten – 3rd grade reader and meet each week to be a supportive listener and positive role model as they practice reading skills.

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