Teen Volunteers help with daily shelving needs, cleaning, and program preparations. Teen volunteers are expected to abide by the rules of the library and to conduct themselves in a manner which is in accordance with these rules.
Teen Volunteer Policy
· Teens must be at least 13 years old to volunteer.
· All teens must fill out a volunteer application and hand it in to the Children’s Desk.
· If your application is being considered, you will receive an email from the Youth Service Director to schedule a time for training.
· Each teen is responsible for filling out his/her Volunteer Timesheet located in the work room each time he/she volunteers.
Attendance: All teens are responsible for coming to any programs or community service hours they have committed to. Teens must provide at least 24 hours’ notice, by phone or email, if they cannot attend. Call the library’s Children’s Desk at (630)553- 4354 ext. 108 or email Jennette at firstname.lastname@example.org . Teens who fail to attend their volunteer hours without prior notice more than 2 times will no longer be permitted to volunteer for the library.
Volunteer Forms for School/Civic Organizations: Any volunteer forms that must be signed should be given to a Youth Service Librarian. The librarian will verify hours prior to completing the forms. Please allow for 1 week prior to the due date.
Resignation: Should you decide to leave the volunteer program, please notify the Youth Service Librarian as soon as possible.
Personal Conduct: Volunteers are asked to be courteous and considerate of others. If patrons ask for assistance, volunteers should direct them to a staff member. Volunteers are not permitted to use cell phones/electronic devices during their scheduled hours. Volunteers are required to wear appropriate attire (no crop tops or short shorts) while volunteering. Library rules do not allow for food, candy, or drinks except water.