At the Wichita Public Library, we have two main volunteering programs for teens:

We are accepting applications for the school year 2021-2022 Teen Library Ambassador program starting December 1, 2021.

More information about summer 2022 volunteering opportunities will be available in March 2022.

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Teen Library Ambassador

Would you prefer a virtual volunteer experience? Teen Ambassadors will create content to promote the Library's collections (like books and the Library of Things), services, and events to their friends and families. Some of your work might be selected for official library social media accounts! You will get to meet and collaborate with other teens in our Discord server, and assist the Teen Services Librarian with other important tasks.

The Summer 2022 program information will be updated in March 2022.

General Requirements to become a Teen Library Ambassador

  • Ask your parent or guardian for permission!
  • Teen Library Ambassadors must be in grades 9-12 and at least 13 years old.
  • You must complete a certain number of volunteer hours per month in the program. Hours per month requirements vary between the School Year and Summer Teen Library Ambassador program.
  • You must be good at working independently, completing projects that follow a rubric or specific instructions.
  • You must be dependable, communicating with the Teen Librarian about your progress and meeting your deadlines.
  • You need good online communication skills, keeping the Library's audiences in mind.

School Year Teen Library Ambassador Program (January 2022-April 2022) Requirements

Complete at least 4 volunteer hours per month, including a short monthly writing assignment, resulting in a minimum of 16 volunteer hours over 4 months.

Summer Teen Library Ambassador Program (June to August) Requirements

Complete at least 16 volunteer hours over 2 months.

How can I apply?

Please fill out the application online: tinyurl.com/2022schoolyear-tla. You may also email to request a PDF version of the application or if you have other questions about the program.

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Summer Reading Teen Volunteer

Summer Reading Teen Volunteers serve in-person at library locations in June and July, with training dates in April and May. Further information about the 2022 Summer Reading Teen Volunteer program will be available in March 2022.

Summer Reading Teen Volunteers help and encourage families signing up for the annual Summer Reading Program, give out prizes, complete accurate data entry, and participate in other daily tasks as assigned to help the Youth Services Librarian and other Library staff at their volunteer location.

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