Teen Summer Volunteer Program

Do you want to make a difference this summer?

Teen Summer Volunteer Program 2023 - Click here to register

What is the Teen Summer Volunteer Program?

The Teen Summer Volunteer Program is a program that provides teens with:

  • Confidence-building volunteer experience
  • Practical job skills
  • Customer and public service experience

What are the qualifications?

  • Dependability - you must complete work assignments, be present for pre-assigned work hours, and be on time
  • Flexibility - you must be willing to perform a variety of projects and tasks
  • Self-Discipline - you must be able to work independently and follow oral instructions
  • Good Interpersonal Skills - you must be able to work cooperatively with other volunteers and staff members

Who can join?

The DeSoto Public Library is looking for teens that are:

  • At least 13 years old OR
  • Entering grades 8 - 12

The volunteer program is a seven-week program that runs from June 12 through July 28, 2023. Applicants must be available for at least 6 weeks. 

What's in it for me?

  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Have fun meeting and working with new people
  • Sense of pride by helping your community
  • Earn community service credits for:

    • National Honor Society
    • Scouting Merit Badges
    • College Admissions
    • Scholarships

What can I do? 

  • Become a Book Buddy and read with small children
  • Become a Teen Techie and assist patrons in the Computer Lab
  • Assist with Summer Reading Club programs and crafts
  • Shelve library materials

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How do I sign up? 

  • Complete the online teen volunteer application by May 27, 2023.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will select applications and arrange the interviews.
  • Selected volunteers must abide by the TSVP attendance policy, dress code and expected work conduct and will be required to interview and submit a background check. Arrangements for the final work schedule will be made at the orientation.

There are only a limited number of volunteer hours and positions available for the summer! Therefore, all teens that apply are not guaranteed placement in the program.

Questions? Contact Ms. Marq Runnels at 972-230-9663.