Teen Volunteers

Through the Teen Volunteers Program, teens will gain skills and experience for a pre-work environment. Teens will learn the meaning of dependability, responsibility, collaboration, communication, and leadership while learning various library skills.  The Teen Volunteer Program is designed for teens in grades 7-12  that may need community service hours or are interested in the sake of volunteering. The library does not provide service hours for court-mandated community service. 


Must be a student in grade 7th – 12th or age 13 – 18 who lives in Rich Township or attends a school in Rich Township.

Getting Started:
  1. To sign up to be a Teen Volunteer, click HERE to complete our sign-up form.
  2. Once you have completed and submitted your form, our Teen Librarian will send an email to schedule a date & time for training.  (You will not be able to complete our volunteer activities if you have not completed training.)
  3. Schedule your training date and time.
  4. Attend volunteer training time.
  5. Now you’re a Volunteer!

Sign-Up for Summer Volunteering has ended.  Please check back in September for more volunteer opportunities.

Below is a general overview of In-Person and Hybrid options for community service opportunities we are offering.  These opportunities are subject to change.  All volunteer opportunities are offered on a first come first serve basis. Hours are given out at the discretion of the library staff. If we deem your work to be insufficient or inappropriate, library staff can reject submissions.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Kalea at (708) 748-4431 ext. 362 or email at kphillips@mapld.org.


  • Program Assistant (Grades 7-12) 

    See what it takes to put together and run a successful program at the library.  Volunteers will learn leadership skills, organization, planning, and how to be a team player.

    • Hours Earned: Up to 2 hours per program
    •  Volunteers will be required to do things such as:
      • Assist with set-up or clean-up for the chosen program.
      • Pass out materials.
      • Cut and paste materials.
      • Assist participants with completing the performed task.
      • Assist the library staff in charge of the program.
      • Guide patrons to the location of the program.
      • Miscellaneous tasks as it relates to the program.
    • If you would like to sign up to be a Teen Volunteer, click HERE.  


  • Take-Home Kits (Grades 7-12) 

    Take-Home kits are easy ways to be creative while at home.  Though these kits are fun it takes a lot of time and planning to put these kits together.  (IN-PERSON) Volunteers will be assisting in putting together these kits.  (AT HOME) Volunteers will put together these kits, at home, to be examples for display.

    • In-Person Hours Earned: Up to 2 hours per session putting together the kits.
    • Take-Home Hours Earned: Up to 2 hours per finished kit only 2 kits per volunteer (Total: 4 hours)
      • Call the library and ask for Youth Services to see if there are kits available.
      • Stop by the Youth Service desk to receive a kit.
      • Complete the project.
      • Fill out the Name Card in the kit.
      • Return the Card and finished project to the Youth Services desk.  
      • All projects will be on display in the Teen Room
      • Hours will be earned upon the completion AND return of the project.
      • Hours are given out at the discretion of the Youth Services staff.  If we deem your work to be inappropriate, we will reject the submission (s).
    • If you would like to sign up to be a Teen Volunteer, click HERE.