Teens who love libraries, books and technology are encouraged to volunteer at their local library this summer as a member of the Teen Team.
Tulsa City-County Library is currently accepting applications for Teen Team volunteers for the 2014 summer. Applicants must be 13-15 years old and capable of volunteering several hours a week at their community library. Duties include assisting librarians with activities associated with the children’s summer reading program.
Interested teens should return their applications to the branch where they would like to volunteer. A librarian will schedule an interview, determine a convenient schedule and set a time for training. Applications are available at each TCCL location or by downloading from http://teens.tulsalibrary.org/tccl/teen-team.
All volunteers receive an official 2014 Teen Team T-Shirt to wear during their shift, as well as a certificate of achievement from TCCL’s CEO at the end of the summer. As a token of appreciation, each volunteer also will receive a $10 Walmart gift card.
“Teen Team is perfect for those who enjoy libraries and are looking to gain work experience, organizational skills and meet people of all ages,” said Christina Walsh, TCCL’s teen services coordinator. “Over the years, the library has hired many former Teen Team members once they are in high school.”
During the 2013 summer, 383 teens volunteered 12,223 hours and helped make the children’s summer reading program a success.
For more information on joining the Teen Team or other volunteering opportunities at TCCL, call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323, or visit your community library.
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