Want to help your community and earn volunteer hours? Join the Fletcher Free Library Teen Volunteer Program! You'll meet other teens, help in the Teen area, and assist staff with important tasks. It's a fun way to get experience that looks good on a college application or resume! If your school or club requires community service hours, volunteering at the Library could help you meet your goals.

What do teen volunteers do at the library?

  • Assist with shelving (must be able to alphabetize!)

  • Help staff with special events and programs

  • Enter data on a computer

  • Help with promotion signs and bulletin boards

  • Create book displays

  • Prepare crafts, cut paper, and organize items

  • Tidy library areas

  • Come to regular Teen Volunteer meetings and work on projects with other Teen Volunteers (optional)

What you need to know

  • To volunteer, you must be in grades 8-12

  • You need to want to volunteer (not because your parents are making you do it)!

  • You must be dependable and show up for your shifts. Make sure you have a ride worked out!

  • Ask your parents or guardian for permission

  • Make sure you can commit to at least 6 months of volunteering 2-4 hours per week

  • Contact the Teen Librarian for questions about the application and Teen Volunteer Program

Necessary Skills

  • You must show maturity and a positive attitude

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to learn routine library tasks and work independently after training

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with library employees

  • Ability to adhere to a specific schedule and to arrive promptly at the time scheduled

  • Ability to talk and communicate with the public

Times when volunteers are needed

  • MONDAYS: Anytime between 3:00-6:00 p.m.

  • TUESDAYS: Anytime between 3:00-7:00 p.m.

  • WEDNESDAYS: Anytime between 3:00-7:00 p.m.

  • THURSDAYS: Anytime between 3:00-7:00 p.m.

  • SUNDAYS: Anytime between Noon-6:00 p.m.

If this sounds like you, fill out a volunteer application today! Keep in mind that filling out an application doesn’t guarantee acceptance into the Teen Volunteer Program. We often receive more applications than we have positions. 

For questions, contact Abby Wanserski at 802.540.2546 or awanserski@burlingtonvt.gov.

Fill out a Volunteer Form HERE.

The Library will be CLOSED on Friday, August 16 for Bennington Battle Day.