The Traverse Area District Library has many volunteer opportunities for teens. We strive to offer tasks that are accessible to a wide range of teens. Whether you need volunteer hours for school or are just looking to be more active in your community, the library would be pleased to benefit from your time.
We are looking for volunteers to complete these tasks:
|Number of hours earned||Frequency of task needed||Specifics|
|.25-2 hours, depending on how long the task is performed||Once a week at each location||Clean Outdoors
Clean up around outside of library property.
|1 or more hours, depending on how long the task is performed||Twice per year at each location||Dust
Remove books from shelves, dust shelves, clean any spots, replace books in the original order.
|3 hours||20 per year,
6 that are built around the *SRC theme
Volunteers will come up with a craft idea and create instructions for completing the project. Information that must be submitted by the volunteer:
|2 hours||One for each craft kit||Craft Kit Video Instructions
Volunteers who designed a craft kit that is selected for use may create the instruction video after the supplies are purchased.
|3 hours||24 per year||Book List
Volunteers will compile a list of materials around a theme. Themes will be chosen from a list of what the library will need in the future. If approved by the librarian, other themes may be used.
Book lists will ideally include:
Preapproved themes are:
|1 hours||No limit||Print Book Ad
Using Canva, Photoshop, or a program of choice, volunteers will create a letter sized poster for a book in TADL’s collection. This will be submitted as a .pdf at least 300 dpi.
|.25 hours||No limit||Book Pitch
Volunteers will submit 2-3 sentences about a TADL owned book intended to entice another teen into reading the book.
|1-3 hours||No limit||Video Ad
Volunteers will film a 30 second to 2 minute ad for material that is in TADL’s collection. The material may be a book, game, music, movie, puppet, or any TADL material or service. More time may be given to the project depending on creativity and difficulty of execution.
|.5-3 hours, depending on how long the task is performed||Every 3 months||Web Link Maintenance
Volunteers will be given a checklist of TADL web pages that need to be evaluated. They will follow the links and record any broken, inactive, or misdirected links.
|3 hours||No limit||Program Creation
Volunteers will create a non craft in-person or virtual program. Programs will contain the following:
|2 hour||20 per year,
6 that are built around the *SRC theme.
Volunteers will compile 10 trivia questions around a theme. Both questions and answers must be included as well as the source. The source should be provided as a link, book title with page, or person. If a person is used as a source, their name, credentials, and contact information should be listed. Trivia will be used for passive programs and/or scavenger hunts.
|1 hour||Once per week||Teen Leadership Group
Volunteers will participate in the Teen Leadership Group (TLG) at their home library location. If their location does not have an active TLG, they can earn an hour for approaching the library and proposing to create and lead a TLG.
Meetings take place:
*Summer Reading Club (SRC) Theme 2022: Oceans of Possibility- Oceanography