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Volunteer @ the Library

Posted on November 13th, 2006 by Becky.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What age are Teen Volunteers?

You must be 12-18 years old to be a Teen Volunteer.

  • What kind of work do Teen Volunteers do?

During the school year, Teen Volunteers assist at children’s events and can also log hours shelving books and DVDs. During the summer, Teen Volunteers help run the Summer Reading Program by registering participants, awarding prizes, and assisting at events. Volunteers also serve as advisors to the Teen Librarian.

  • How do I become a Teen Volunteer?

Fill out a Teen Volunteer Application (also available at the Youth Services desk), and attend the next Teen Volunteer Training at the Library. For the date of the next training, check out our online events calendar.

  • When do I volunteer?

Your schedule for volunteering is up to YOU! Check out the “Teen Volunteer Opportunities” box at the top right of this blog. From there, you can sign up for times you are available and events that interest you.

  • What if I only want to volunteer during the summer?

Teens interested in volunteering during the summer break from school can help us run our Summer Reading Program! For more information, join us for one of our orientations. Upcoming teen volunteer summer orientations will be announced on our events calendar.

  • I was assigned to do volunteering, and I need to do it right now! Is that possible?

Ongoing volunteers are given priority, and not all hours are available, so keep in mind that doing assigned hours at the Library requires as much advance notice as possible. As soon as you know about your assigned hours, make sure you fill out a Teen Volunteer Application (also available at the Youth Services desk), and attend the next Teen Volunteer Training at the Library. For the date of the next training, check out our online events calendar.

  • Interested in other teen volunteer opportunities in Westerville?

Check out our Teen Volunteering 101 guide for other opportunities around the community.

  • How can I get more information?

Contact us at 614-882-7277 x 5006, or e-mail



Comment on March 3rd, 2008.

okay i am 15 and i was wondering if i can work at the library! and if i volenteer do we get paid


Comment on June 4th, 2008.

Um, volunteers don’t get paid. That’s why they call it volunteering.


Comment on June 27th, 2008.

Yes, you can get paid to work at the library, but not as a volunteer. T.V.s only help out at the SRP desk, but, to make money, you have to become a page. (I don’t know where you get an application for that)


Comment on July 12th, 2008.

You also get to help out with things such as luncheons and other activities for kids in the library.

Joana Guzman

Comment on August 26th, 2008.

awesome but I have one problem where is this at?


Comment on December 24th, 2008.

how old do u have to b 2 wok at the library?


Comment on December 26th, 2008.

Amy, you can get a paying job as a page (shelver) at the library at age 14. Applications are available at the front desk. Until then, you can volunteer (but volunteers don’t get paid). Hope this helps!



Comment on July 12th, 2009.

Its great to get involved and help others out. I work with Meals on Wheels and in the elementary schools.

check out my new blog 10 things You Hate…Its a place to get things off your chest that are bugging you or things that just aren’t going right.


Comment on June 21st, 2010.

how old do you have to be to volunteer


Comment on June 21st, 2010.


You have to be 12 years or older to volunteer at the library. Feel free to come to our next orientation on July 9th or 12th to see what it’s all about! Or you can always drop our Teen Librarian a question or two @ We look forward to hearing from you!

More information about our volunteer orientations can be found @

Web Content Librarian


Comment on June 21st, 2010.

ok l am new to volurtering thing and i just went today and i dont know wat to do and i did’nt get any training so what should i do and i couldn’t find becky to talk or ask her any question wat shouild i do?


Comment on July 9th, 2011.

Ah! We need to have the link to sign up for times to volunteer up here. It would make things a lot less complicated. I accidentally deleted the email that Becky sent me, with the link… GR!

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