Volunteer with Teen Team

  1. Summer 2020 Update

    Due to the COVID-19 closure, there are no in-person events or programs at the Lafayette Library. Visit our calendar for virtual events, find book recommendations on our Books & Beyond Blog, or in our catalog, use our online library, or view all service updates and resources.

Join Teen Team

Grades 6-12

There are lots of ways you can help out, mentor others, promote the love of books, and earn community service credit! 

View the Teen Team opportunities below, then Apply - we'll set up a time to meet and work out your schedule.

Do a Teen Service Day

Grades 6-12:  Offered one Sunday afternoon per month 

Only have a hours to give? Don't apply for teen team: just sign up to work from 1-3 hours on one of our monthly teen service days. Join other teens for library housekeeping. including dusting, straightening, and organizing. View details & schedule


Circulation Aide 

Grades 9-12: 2 hours, once per week

Find out what it’s like to work in a library! Track down customer requests, and lend a hand shelving, straightening and ordering items in our collection. You should be good at alphabetizing and be comfortable using the Dewey Decimal System to sign up for this role.

Homework Center

Grades 11-12: 1 or 2 hours, once per week for whole school year 

We are looking for strong students who are proficient in lots of subjects. Share your knowledge on subjects like math, language arts, science, and social studies to help other students complete homework assignments. This rewarding experience is a commitment for the whole BVSD school year.

Library Buddies (Outreach at Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park in Lafayette)

Grades 7-12: once per week (six-week sessions) 

Join other teens to lead kids in playing reading games. You will commit to a specific meeting day/time during one  or more 6-week sessions (typically in Fall and winter/Spring). Session dates and additional program info is often listed on the Reading Buddies home page. When you are ready, apply to Teen Team to get started!

Reading Buddies 

Grades 7-12: once per week (six-week sessions)

With other teens, you will meet and get matched up with younger kids to read books, play games, make a difference and have fun! You will commit to a specific meeting day/time during one  or more 6-week sessions (typically in Fall and winter/Spring). Check session dates and additional program info on the Reading Buddies home page; then apply to Teen Team to get started!

Summer Reading 

Grades 6-12: 2 hours, once or twice per week (during June 1-July 31)

Give out prizes, and help all age groups sign up and log reading minutes at the Summer Reading table. You may also help with programs and events, shelving, and other tasks. This is a great way for teens who love reading to share their enthusiasm with kids, teens, and adults!

Teen Collection Connection (TCC)

Grades 6-12: last Wednesday of each month during school year, 4-5 pm

Do you love to read and discuss favorite books, movies, and music? Join TCC and meet monthly with other teens to contribute short book reviews that will be featured on the library’s blog and on the shelves next to the books, and to help select items to add to the teen collection.

Additional Opportunities

Grades 6-12

Love libraries and want to volunteer, but not sure what to do? You might be able to help with programs, story times, crafts, computer lab support, displays or other tasks. Apply for Teen Team and we will find a volunteer experience that is right for you!