Teen Volunteer Opportunities

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)

Become a specialist in one area, or help with a little bit of everything:

BOOK SELECTION COMMITTEE
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.

CREATIVE PROGRAMS HELP
Fridays, 12:00 – 3:00
Be a teen takeover guide in our new Creative Lab. Help others use our new arts and STEM equipment. Enjoy getting to tinker and be creative.

DECORATIONS TEAM
1 hour shift, any day
Artists and crafters – make the space look great! The library provides the supplies and you let your talents shine.

GAMES, KITS, AND THINGS
1-2 hour shift, any day
Package and label new tabletop games, STEAM kits, and Library of Things items before they hit the shelves.

GENERAL DEPARTMENT HELP
1-2 hour shift, M – F only
Processing books and materials, creating social media, merchandising books, helping tidy and organize, odd tasks as needed, and a little bit of everything else!

PROGRAM TEST LAB
1 hour shift, any day
Help test ideas for library programs, create materials, and develop your own ideas. Perfect for creative thinkers and problem solvers.

READING BUDDIES
not currently offered
Mentor new readers at the library! Be among the first to know when our we launch our Reading Buddies program.

SHELF SUPERVISORS
1 hour shift, any day
Help the library keep shelves looking great by shelfreading, shifting, dusting, and looking for damaged and duplicate books. 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 schedule an interview and orientation.

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

765.743.2261