Are you a teen looking for volunteer experience? The Library has various volunteer opportunities in the Youth Services department throughout the year. During the summer, the department needs help registering children in the summer reading club, assisting at programs, and distributing summer reading club incentives. During the school year help is needed in our LEGO Club and at special events such as the fall Wisconsin Science Festival and the spring Art Reception.

An exciting new volunteer opportunity for teens is LabTime Assistant. Assistants volunteer in our KidsLab, a maker space for kids in 3rd grade and up. A LabTime Assistant can sign up for volunteer shifts Mondays and Thursdays 5:00-7:00 PM. This opportunity is especially rewarding to teens who love science and/or art, and enjoy working with kids. Click here to reach the kids’ events page and scroll down to read more about LabTime in KidsLab.

To become a volunteer, you must visit the Library to complete a volunteer application in person OR, for summer volunteering, attend a Teen Volunteer Orientation (see below). After completing an application, you will be emailed an invitation to view volunteer shifts you may sign up for through the online volunteer management service SignUp.com. Once you’ve signed up to volunteer for a specific shift or program, SignUp will email you a reminder of that commitment. Volunteers are individually responsible for keeping track of the number of hours they volunteer.

Questions? Call the Youth Services Desk at 262-246-5182 or email us at phyouth@phpl.lib.wi.us.