Volunteer (for Teens)

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!

Download a copy of the Teen Volunteer Application and drop your completed form off at one of the libraries, email or mail it to:

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

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

Types of teen volunteer opportunities include:

  • 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.