Teen Library Ambassadors

A teen volunteer shelves books

Want to help your community, but don't know how? Volunteer at the Library this summer as a Teen Library Ambassador!

The Teen Library Ambassador program is a little different than our usual Summer Reading volunteers. It is a fully virtual volunteer experience – no rides to the library required! Teens will work on creative content to promote library collections (like books, audiobooks, and graphic novels to name a few), library services, and library events to their friends and families. Some will even be posted to our official library social media! You'll also meet other teens in our private program Discord server and assist the Teen Services Librarian with important tasks.

Volunteering with the library is 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 those goals.

What do Teen Library Ambassador volunteers do for the Library?

  • Write interesting book reviews to entice teens to read something new
  • Take well composed photographs on your own smartphone or device to be used for Wichita Public Library media content
  • Create unique art to illustrate your favorite teen book events or library locations which can be featured at the library or on the library website or social media
  • Create creative content that can be posted to the Wichita Public Library's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Use your own social media to promote the use of the Wichita Public Library to your friends and family

What you need to know

  • To volunteer, you must be entering grades 8-12 in the fall. You also must be at least 13 years old by June 1, 2021.
  • You must be dependable and good at communicating online.
  • You must be good at working on your own and completing projects with a rubric or instructions to guide you.
  • Ask your parent or guardian for permission.
  • You will be expected to complete about 2-4 volunteer hours per week in the program, and at least 16 volunteer hours total over the course of the program.
  • Be available to volunteer online between June 1 to August 2. (let us know on the application if you have a camp or vacation scheduled during this time)

Interested?

Check out the Teen Library Ambassador application . Please note the required skills test – applications will not be accepted without one of the recommended assignments attached!

Paper applications must be returned to:

Wichita Public Library
Attn: Sara Moesel
711 W. 2nd St.
Wichita, KS 67203

Applications are now being accepted in person, by Google Form (Google account required), by e-mail to reference@wichitalibrary.org, or by mail.

Final applications to the Teen Library Ambassador program are due by the end of day Sunday, May 2.

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