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VolunTeen Program

The library offers a VolunTeen program for ages 12-17 or grades 7-12. Virtual volunteer opportunities available year-round and in-person volunteer opportunities offered when available.

Become a VolunTeen:

  1. Complete a volunteer application.
  2. Receive a welcome message from the Teen Librarian with instructions.
  3. Watch the video tutorial and read through the instructions which you are sent.
  4. Complete a task and submit proof to the Teen Librarian.
  5. Keep an accurate list of your volunteer hours. Allow one week for the Teen Librarian to respond to a request for the total number of volunteer hours which you have completed at the DeKalb Public Library.

Opportunities to Volunteer Virtually

  • Write or film a video review of a book, a graphic novel, or an audiobook for teens.
  • Do a good deed for an elder, child, or peer.
  • Attend and participate in a virtual advisory group or book discussion for tweens or teens.
  • Comment on and share three posts from one of the library’s social media accounts.
  • Make a Teen Take & Make Craft and share a photo with the hashtag #dkplteens.

Opportunities to volunteer in person at the library (when available, and when scheduled ahead of time with the Teen Librarian)

  • Help set up a book display.
  • Face the books on a book shelf.
  • Prepare supplies for a library program or a Take & Make Craft.
  • Supervise an activity at a library event.
  • Attend and participate in a library advisory group or book discussion for tweens or teens.

For more information, contact Susan [email protected] or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.