We are currently at capacity for teen volunteers for the Fall 2022 semester.
However, you may still submit an application if you would like to be added to our waiting list if an opportunity arises.
Volunteering at the library is a way for students in grades 8-12 to fulfill volunteer requirements or gain job experience.
We do not currently offer court-appointed community service hours.
Applications can be picked up in the library, or you can print it out and bring it in.
Keep reading below to see what kinds of projects are available for volunteers.
Assisting with Special Events
You can help us at special programs and events with registering patrons, directing them where to go, helping set up, or helping clean up afterwards.
Help the Library of Congress make documents searchable in their catalog. You’ll assist in transcribing (typing out) original items, many of which have never been transcribed before. Anyone can transcribe and an account is not needed.
Transcribe (type out) historical documents and biodiversity data to make these records more accessible. This project can be done remotely from home! Please verify your time spent on the project by emailing a screenshot or picture of your projects showing the timestamps to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several different digital volunteer opportunities from a variety of backgrounds, including transcribing (typing out) historical documents or helping scientists spot things in space.
Writing Book Reviews & Book Lists
You can write reviews of books you have enjoyed or create themed book lists to share with patrons.