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)

Summer volunteer opportunities:

**NEW** Summer Reading Program Volunteer
Teen: 2 hour shift per week, afternoons or weekends June 1 – July 31
Children: 2 hour shift, specific dates to be announced
We need trustworthy teens to award summer reading prizes to department visitors! Details and callout event coming soon!

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.

READING BUDDIES
Weekly, 1 hour shift, any day
Mentor new readers at the library! Meet with readers each week and be a supportive listener and positive role model as they practice their English reading skills.

DECORATIONS TEAM
Weekly meetings, Fridays at 4:00
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, T-Sa 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!

SHELF SUPERVISORS
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

765.743.2261