At the Wichita Public Library, we have a volunteering program for teens. For information about other volunteer opportunities, visit the Library's main Volunteer page.

We are accepting applications for in-person Summer Reading Teen Volunteers starting Friday, March 18, 2022.

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In-Person Summer Reading Teen Volunteers

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 in May through July.

Summer Reading Teen Volunteers perform many tasks! They help families and peers enroll in summer reading and collect prizes, which includes completing data entry in our logging software. 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. General requirements to become a Summer Reading Teen Volunteer:

  • To volunteer, you must be entering 8th-12th grades in the fall.
  • You need to be dependable and show up for your shifts. Make sure you have a ride or transportation worked out.
  • You should have good typing skills and be able to accurately type information given verbally by customers signing up for the program.
  • 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 31 - July 29 – let us know on your application if you have a camp or vacation scheduled during this time.

How can I apply?

Applications are now available to pick up online or in person at all Wichita Public Library locations.

Download the Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Application

Locations will not accept filled out applications until Friday, March 18, 2022 either in print or by email reply to . Locations may use different selection processes for volunteers and some will ask for scheduled interviews. Please keep an eye on your email to know if you have been chosen as a volunteer!

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