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 Teen Volunteers


teen-volunteer-1.jpgTeens make great library volunteers!
Volunteering at the library is a great way to serve your community and gain work experience.  Teen volunteers can help the library and count their hours for school, scouting, or other community service projects.  Teen volunteers assist the library with shelving, programming, and community events and are a valuable asset in making sure the Carver County Library runs smoothly.

Inquire at your local branch for volunteer opportunities during the school year or during Carver County Library’s Summer Reading Program! 

Volunteers come from all walks of life. The Carver County Library Board, members of local Friends of the Library, and Volunteers make a tremendous difference by supporting library services and programs. As a volunteer you bring to the Library your time, talents and commitment.  And as a member of the community, you reflect cultural and educational needs and interests of Carver County.
Carver County Library is looking for teen volunteers age 13 and older to help with this year’s summer reading program. Teen Volunteers work an average of 3-6 hours a week and hours can be flexible to work around other summer plans. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks, registering children for the Summer Reading Program, shelving, assisting librarians with special projects and performance events.
Why do libraries offer special programs in the summer?
Summer is a busy time for our libraries!  Library programs are carefully planned to provide fun opportunities for children to connect with books, maintain and build reading skills, and foster a community connection to the library.  This is particularly important for families who may not have resources to provide children with books of their own, and for youth to experience the diversity of programming our performers offer.  
Download the Teen Summer Volunteer application If you’d like more information call Tari at 952-227-7609 or stop at your local library branch. All Volunteers are required to attend a general orientation.

If you enjoy libraries, books, learning new skills, and benefiting your community, we will do our best to find the right volunteer job for you. Carver County Library offers a wide variety of opportunities from which you can choose, and training will be provided.
  • Summer Reading Program
    Assist youth services librarian with special programs and events, including setup, crowd control, clean up, and helping with registering, maintaining, distributing summer reading forms and prizes. Teens are encouraged to volunteer.
  • Adopt-A-Shelf
    Like to sort and organize? You can adopt a shelf or shelves as your own and help to maintain proper order and appearance. Volunteers must be able to file alphabetically and numerically. Once trained, volunteers can come in at their convenience anytime the library is open.
  • Shelving and Shelf-Reading
    Help shelve returned items in a timely manner, and maintain collection of books, periodicals, and AV materials in an orderly manner. Shifting and circulation volunteers check magazines, periodicals, and newspapers.
  • Bookdrop Assistant
    Check in and route items returned to the outside bookdrop. Occasionally assist in other tasks, including locating requested items and check-in of new materials.
  • Library Support Services
    Volunteers needed for a variety of capacities assisting staff with ongoing library tasks, including book and other mending and repairs, reinforcing paperbacks, cleaning and /or repackaging audiovisual materials, dusting, cleaning, and recovering books and shelves, and  restocking public workstations with pencils and scrap paper. 
  • Storytime
    Assist youth services librarian in providing the weekly preschool storytime session for young children and their caregivers. Make photocopies and collate materials for children’s activities and events. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.
  • Special Projects and Other Positions
    A variety of special projects/events or short-term positions are available depending on time of the year. 

Download a copy of the Teen Volunteer Application.

Drop your completed form off at one of the libraries or mail it to:

Tari Clay
Library Administration
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska, MN  55318

If you have any questions, you may email Tari at or call her at (952)227-7609.