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By Claire W.

Summer is just around the corner, and that means SUMMER BREAK! A break from the rigorous schedule of homework, test taking, and after school activities. If the thought of spending all those gloriously sunny days playing video games, laying around pool-side, and adventuring on vacation seems a little underwhelming (HA!), don’t worry because the library is here for you with our VolunTeens program.

All joking aside, if you’re looking to build up your work experience, rack up community service hours for school requirements, or meet some new friends while helping your community, EVPL’s VolunTeens program is an opportunity worth exploring. It is our goal for all participants to build a history of reliability, work ethic and other unique skills used while volunteering that can be articulated for college, scholarship, and job applications.

Whether you’re the type of person who enjoys engaging with people in large crowds or more quiet, solitary work, we will make sure your experience with EVPL VolunTeens is the right fit for YOU.

Teens, ages 12-17, interested in becoming a VolunTeen must submit an application online. Interested teens must also register for and attend one of the following orientation dates at their preferred location to set volunteer schedules. Teens must have a parent or guardian present at the orientation.

Monday, May 6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
EVPL Central

Wednesday, May 8, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am
EVPL North Park

Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, May 17, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 10:00 – 11:00 am
EVPL Oaklyn

Tuesday, May 14, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
EVPL McCollough

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Wednesday, May 22, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
EVPL Red Bank

Claire W.
Tween, Teen, and Transitional Youth Librarian of Practice

Claire W.


Claire enjoys reading, especially graphic novels and young adult fiction, and finding and exploring new methods of creative expression. She frequently contemplates the existence of unicorns and other magical creatures, and spends much of her time with her two very real dogs and husband.

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