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Summer Reading Teen Volunteers are an integral part of carrying out the Wichita Public Library's Summer Reading Program and can earn more than 30 hours of volunteer service over the course of the program.

Summer Reading Teen Volunteers perform many tasks! They help families and peers enroll in summer reading and collect prizes. They tidy Library areas, can assist with shelving, prepare crafts, cut paper, and organize items. They can also help Library staff with special events and programs.

Volunteers will be assigned to one location for the summer. You may indicate your 1st choice and 2nd choice on your application. The Westlink branch is not accepting teen volunteers in summer 2023 due to the building's scheduled remodel.

Teen Summer Volunteer Program Requirements

  • You must be entering grades 8-12 in the fall.
  • You need to be dependable and show up for your shifts. Make sure you have a ride or transportation worked out.
  • Ask your parent or guardian for permission.
  • Make sure you can commit to at least six weeks of volunteering 2-6 hours per week.
  • Be available to work between May 25-August 1 – let us know on your application if you have a camp or vacation scheduled during this time.

The 2023 Teen Summer Volunteer Program application is now available for download. Completed applications will be accepted by the Library beginning March 17.

Download the application

For information about other volunteer opportunities, visit the Library's main Volunteer page.

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