Volunteer Opportunities

To Register for In-Person Programs and Take & Makes CLICK HERE

Registration for October In-Person and Take & Makes Programs is now open

Registration for November and December Programs opens Tuesday October 18th at 9:30am

Writing-Based and Self-Paced Community Service Opportunities (registration is always open!):

“Think Like the Banned (for Grades 7-12)

Read and respond to Children’s Picture Books that have been frequently challenged and/or banned in the United States.  Answer Critical Thinking Questions to analyze these titles and why they are particular targets for censorship.  (Earns 1 hour of credit per response, up to 29 hours of community service credit total)

The Perspectives Project (for Grades 7-12)

Read and respond to books that portray different people, cultures, and sensibilities. Answer questions to reflect, explore, understand, and embrace different perspectives through the lens of fiction. (Earns 2 hours of credit per response, up to 36 hours of community service credit total)

Teen Book Reviews (for Grades 7-12) Updated for 2022!

Read and review books from the most recent lists (published by the Young Adult Library Services Association, aka YALSA) of extraordinary books for teens. (Earns up to 9 hours of community service credit per quarter, 36 hours of credit total per year)

Teen Film Reviews (for Grades 7-12)

Watch and review films available on our free digital streaming service, Kanopy. (Earns 2 hours of credit per review, 20 hours of credit maximum)

Teen Tech Tutors:

In the Tech Tutor program, teen volunteers will meet in the Tech Center to teach library patrons how to use their mobile devices and answer simple computer questions.  For information, click here: Teen Tech Tutors

Teen Transporters:

Periodically the Library holds Donations Drives (Food Drives, Clothing Drives, etc.).  Items donated to these Drives need to be transported to their intended locations.  Teen Transporters would be contacted periodically to pick up the donations that were dropped off at the library, and transport them (in their own or their family’s car) to local food pantries and other organizations that help individuals in need.  Approved Drop-Off Location addresses would be provided.  Teens would earn 3 hours of community service credit per transport.  For more information, click here: Teen Transporters

Watch & Learns (For Grades 7-12)

UPDATED FOR 2022:  Banned Books Week: Celebrating Your Right to Read

Watch this program, presented by Teen Services Librarian Emily Ostrander, to learn about your Right to Read, and how to celebrate it. Complete the Banned Books Week 2022 Test Packet and email your completed packet to Emily Ostrander at teens@emmaclark.org to earn 2 hours of community service credit.

The Dewey Decimal System: Navigating Your Library

Watch this program, presented by Teen Librarian Emily Ostrander, to learn the history of the Dewey Decimal System, the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of its classification format, and how to navigate your library using it.  Complete the Dewey Decimal System Test Packet, then email your completed packet to Emily Ostrander at teens@emmaclark.org to earn 2 hours of community service credit.

For answers to FAQs about Community Service Credit Hours, click here