Volunteers help the Library in many ways. If you’re a teen and are interested in volunteering, there are two options for you:

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Become a Teen Volunteer

Teen volunteers at Central Library's Summer Reading Program kickoff

If you are at least 13 years old, you’re eligible to be a teen volunteer.

You can earn credit for school or club service requirements (Please note: JMRL does not accept court-ordered community service volunteers).

Your volunteer experience will be helpful when you begin looking for a job or filling out college applications.

Teen volunteers should be able to work independently, rather than only in a group setting.

Volunteer tasks, which vary according to the branch location, may include helping to prepare materials for programs or distribution (photocopying, laminating, cutting, folding, typing), assisting in creating displays, helping to set up the meeting room for programs, or helping with the summer reading program.

Join a Teen Advisory Board

  • Not 13 yet? If you’re in the 6th grade or older, you can still be involved!
  • All JMRL branches currently have active Teen Advisory Boards that meet once a month. All are open to grades 6-12.
  • Members discuss ideas for teen programs and services, offer suggestions of materials to add to the collection, and work on projects together as a group.
  • It’s a good opportunity to have input into what’s going on for teens at your library, have fun, and meet other teens.
  • Members also earn volunteer credit for attending meetings and working with the group on programs and projects.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering -- your support is greatly appreciated!