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Teen Programs: Teen Volunteering

Volunteer at the Library

What to Expect

As a teen volunteer at the Dickinson Public Library, a librarian will assign various tasks to complete during your volunteer hours. Once tasks are completed and checked by a librarian, they may assign other tasks until you have completed your day volunteer hours.

Example of Type of Work

Teens may assist in different areas of the library, and some typical duties may include:

  • Aiding with various library programs.
  • Providing input and creating library displays.
  • Shelving and sorting library items.
  • Tidying up around the library.

Participation Guide

Students, grades 8-12, who live in Dickinson may apply to volunteer. Volunteers will need to have a library card and be in good standing with the library. The library will not accept volunteers who are required to do court-ordered community service.

Volunteer Hours

Volunteers may not volunteer during school hours, and after-school volunteer hours are limited to no more than eight hours a week. Volunteers will need to sign in and out every time they arrive at the library.

Necessary Skills

  • Maturity and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to follow a specific schedule.
  • Dependable- arrive on schedule or contact the library if unable to volunteer.
  • Be accountable for your actions.

Volunteer Form

What's Next?

Once the application is submitted, the teen librarian will review and follow up with a phone call to discuss when you can start volunteering at the library. If you do not have a library card when the application is submitted, during the follow up you will be asked to sign up either in person or online through our online library card registration

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