Gain hands-on work experience, collaborate with other local teens, and have fun while helping out the Library!
Teen Squad is a summer-long volunteer opportunity for teens to gain job skills and pursue a library-related project of their own choosing. Interested teens can apply at any time between May 1st and May 15th, and will have up to two months to complete their project and any needed volunteer hours. Volunteers will be matched with a teen librarian who will work with them to develop their project and a timeline for meeting their goals. Completed volunteer projects should complement City Library services and materials, support the Library’s mission, and be accessible to library patrons.
Salt Lake-area teens who meet the following criteria are invited to apply:
• Entering grades 7–12 in Fall 2021
• Have an interest in learning about library work and public service and a specific library related project in mind (see examples of past projects here. )
• Available to work virtually an average of 2 hours per week
• Able to work with, and provide services for, the diverse communities that libraries serve
• Willing to conduct virtual interview for a position in Teen Squad and complete online training
• Able to access a device with internet, camera, and audio for attending meetings and working online.
• Able to attend weekly virtual meetings with Librarian supervisor
Applications will be accepted anytime between May 1st and May 15th. Volunteers are expected to complete their own application. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by City Library staff.
Teen Squad volunteers assist librarians with brainstorming events and services for teens and learn more about the library behind-the-scenes. They are detail-oriented teens who are willing to participate in virtual discussion groups and work on a team. They are creative thinkers who are able to self-motivate.
*** Opportunities to complete volunteer hours in-person may become available at some point during the summer — COVID-19 health guidelines permitting. If this option arises, the Library will seek additional parent/guardian consent for teens to participate in-person. ***