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Accepting Applications for Summer Volunteers.

Get professional working experience and community service hours for your resume! We accept mature students entering 8th grade in the fall age 13 and older.

Teen volunteer positions are an opportunity for you to support the library community, and to gain experience working in a professional environment. The teen volunteer program can be listed on college resumes and counted as community service hours for school, religious organizations, scouts, etc. 

PCL offers seasonal volunteer positions of shelvers, and event assistants. We request a commitment from shelvers of at least 2 hours per week for 8 weeks. For event assistants, we ask for 15 hours committed to events.

There is also the opportunity to receive volunteer hours from assisting at the Friends of the Parkland Community Library’s annual book sale at the end of July. Teen volunteers can complete a large number of hours in a short amount of time by participating in the sale. This is separate from your responsibilities as a shelver or event assistant. For more information about teen volunteers, please contact the Youth Services Department.

Become a volunteer in two easy steps.

1) Download and fill out the application here.

2) Email evansa@parklandlibrary.org or drop off your application to the library. Please return your completed application to Amanda by May 1, 2020.

Teen Volunteer Shelver

Assists the Youth Services staff with shelving, organizing, cleaning library materials, and other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shelves library materials in specific, assigned area(s)
  • Shelf-reads in assigned area(s), making sure books are in the correct order on the shelf)
  • Cleans books, shelves, and toys
  • Records hours and work completed
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Able to commit to 8 of the 10 weeks available during the fall
  • Able to work independently and carry out assignments to completion
  • Adheres to the library’s dress code
  • Advises supervisor when unable to keep the scheduled commitment.

Teen Event Assistant

Works with the Youth Services staff assisting with library programs, preparing crafts, and other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with children's and teen programs
  • Prepares materials for crafts
  • Records hours and work completed 
  • Arrives ½ hour before the program is set to begin
  • Adheres to the library’s dress code
  • Advises supervisor when unable to keep the scheduled commitment
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Entering at least 8th grade in the fall
  • Able to commit 15 hours to attend programs at the library and other sites
  • Advises supervisor when unable to keep the scheduled commitment.

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