You Count: Teen Volunteers

Last week we highlighted our awesome Teen Advisory Boards at some of our libraries. This week, we’re focusing on volunteering. 

Volunteering is a way to contribute to your community, share your skills and talents, impress colleges and future employers, and/or get service credit for graduation. Volunteering is really important to us at Sno-Isle Libraries, and not just because it’s one of the civic engagement priorities we’re working on this year (along with voter registration and voter turnout). Volunteering is important to us because our volunteers are ambassadors and advocates for the library.  Our volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills and knowledge to enhance Sno-Isle Libraries’ goal to be a community doorway to reading, resources and lifelong learning. Whether helping with a short-term project, regularly scheduled task or special event such as TEDxSnoIsleLibraries, volunteers enrich our community libraries throughout Snohomish and Island counties.

Community Library Ongoing Volunteer

Volunteering at a community library offers enjoyable work as well as the satisfaction of knowing how much your efforts benefit your community. It requires a commitment of your time, usually on a regular schedule, plus participation in some basic orientation and training. Please contact the volunteer coordinator at your library for a list of opportunities. Duties include: book search, equipment cleaning, periodical maintenance, shelf reading, assist with children’s program, and more.

Community Service Volunteers

Monthly volunteer opportunity just for middle school teens during the school year at the Mukilteo Library. Contact their teen librarian for more information.

Ask your local library’s teen contact for more information, or fill out our online volunteer application today!

*If you are 13 or younger, you will have to be supervised by your parent or guardian at all times while volunteering at Sno-Isle libraries.

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