Teen Volunteer Policy
The Person County Public Library welcomes Teen volunteers and recognizes that they are a valuable resource. Their talents aid the library in executing its mission to provide quality services to the public. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) volunteers are valuable advocates for the Library and teens. Joining TAB means sharing your opinions with the Youth Services Librarian and your peers at monthly Monday meetings, which helps us design teen programs and buy resources that are appealing to teens. Please click on this link to see when the next TAB meeting will be held. The Youth Services Librarian will work to provide volunteer opportunities for TAB volunteers throughout the year.
A Teen is able to volunteer between the ages of 13 to 18. Teens are limited to two hours of volunteer service per day. The time for teen volunteering in the library is limited during the week but other times may arise as the Youth Services Librarian needs help. Each volunteer must complete the TAB volunteer application, which will be kept on file in the TAB Volunteer Log Book at the circulation desk in the library. If a teen is under the age of 18 he or she will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the application. If volunteer is being dropped off or picked up by parent, his or her parent must pick teen up 15 minutes prior to closing. When a Teen comes to volunteer or to attend a TAB meeting he or she needs to log his or her time in the TAB Volunteer Log Book. TAB Volunteer talents, experience, availability and interests will be considered by the Youth Services Librarian.
- The library is not responsible for any unsupervised teen when inside the library. If a parent chooses to drop a teen off at the library to volunteer they do so at their own risk.
- The library does not compensate teen volunteers for time spent or expense incurred, but volunteering hours look good on resumes, job applications, or college applications.
- Teen volunteers may be removed by a librarian if the work performance is not satisfactory.
- Teen volunteers are bound by all library policies.
- Each teen volunteer will be supervised by a library staff member designated as the coordinator and will report to this staff member.
- Teen volunteers represent the library and shall be guided by the same work and behavior codes as employees.
- Teen volunteers are not allowed in staff-only areas without direct supervision.
- Teen volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information which they may be exposed to while serving as a teen volunteer.
- Shelf Reading(Making certain that materials were shelved correctly and shift books where necessary)
- Assist at the Friends of the Library Book Sale
- Re-shelve books and other materials
- Straighten magazine and newspaper shelves
- Assist with programs and special events as assigned
- Assist with special projects as assigned
- Basic cleaning and upkeep of library (i.e. dusting and watering plants)
Please download our Teen Volunteer Application complete and sign with your parent and return it to the Person County Public Library. Thank you for you interest.