Is your teenager looking for something to do this summer? The Prince William County Public Library System is looking for some volunteers.
According to a release, last year around 400 Prince William teams contributed 7,000 volunteer hours to the library system, including signing other teens up for the library’s summer reading program.
“We are excited about our summer reading program. The summer reading program is a non-competitive program that encourages teens and young adults to continue reading during the summer. Our teen volunteers help by explaining how the program work, assist in registering participants and verifying eligibility regarding incentives,” stated Library Volunteer Program Coordinator Belinda Tyson in a release.
The teen volunteers come in handy, particularly when libraries are crowded during the summer months.
“There are tens of thousands who come into the library to participate in the program, and the teens assist staff in registering those who are participating in the program. It frees up staff… to do other tasks during the summer months,” stated Tyson in a release.
The volunteering gives teens an opportunity to gain volunteer hours, as well as job experience.
“We are looking for teens who are interested in … being a part of the library and having a great summer experience and gaining customer service skills,” stated Tyson in a release.
In order to volunteer, teens must be at least 12 years old to volunteer in a neighborhood library, and 13 to volunteer in a full service branch.
To apply to volunteer, click here.
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