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Volunteer opportunities for teens

Get experience, leadership skills, and volunteer hours working with kids and adults.

Book Buddies

  • Share stories and books with kids to help them improve their reading skills.
  • For teens 14+.
  • Winter 2019 program dates:
    • Tuesdays, Jan 29 - Mar 5, 4:30-5:30pm
    • Saturdays, Feb 2 - Mar 9, 9:30-10:30am and 10:45-11:45am

Homework Tutors

  • Work one-on-one with children to support them in their homework assignments.
  • For teens 14+.
  • Winter 2019 program dates:
    • None scheduled

Code Buddies

  • Help kids learn how to code in Scratch, a block-based programming language. Build games and animation together.
  • No need to know how to program to be a volunteer! 
  • For teens 14+.
  • Winter 2019 program dates:
    • Thursdays, Jan 31 - Feb 14 and Feb 28 - Mar 14, 4:30-5:30pm

Tech Buddies

  • Help adults with their computer and technology questions.
  • For teens 16+.
  • Winter 2019 program dates:
    • Fridays, Jan 25 - Mar 15, 5:30-6:30pm

Young Writers

  • Write and illustrate short stories with kids to support their creative writing and literacy skills.
  • For teen 14+.
  • Winter 2019 program dates:
    • None scheduled

To apply:

  • Fill out the application form. Drop off completed forms at the library.
  • You will be contacted for a short interview.
  • All volunteers will receive training before the program starts.
  • Volunteers will receive a reference letter with hours volunteered at the end of the program.

Please email us if you have more questions about any of the volunteer opportunities.


Find a good book

Teen booklists
Our top recommendations conveniently organized by grade level and genre.
»  Grade 6 & 7 booklist
»  Grade 8 & 9 booklist
»  Grades 10 to 12 booklist

Last updated: 16/01/2019 10:12:45 AM