PASO ROBLES — The 2018 Summer/Fall Teen Volunteer Program — the first of two long-term volunteer opportunities in the Library for area teens — begins Aug. 27 and runs through Dec. 14.
The application process is similar to the Library’s Adult Volunteer Program; students must submit an application, along with two letters of recommendation from instructors; interview with the Volunteer Coordinator; and be fingerprinted. Because the on-boarding process can be lengthy, students are encouraged to apply early.
Duties may include program assistance, computer assistance, homework help, and shelving. Shifts are two to three hours per day; students must work a minimum of one day per week. A minimum of 20 hours per semester is expected.
According to Library Volunteer Coordinator Suzanne Robitaille, “Community service work can help teens develop a sense of social responsibility and provide them an opportunity to apply academic learning to real human needs. It can also factor favorably into college admissions decision-making. We are thrilled to be able to offer students an opportunity to explore their interests and grow their skills in a friendly work environment.”
For more information on teen volunteer opportunities, visit www.prcity.com/library or contact Suzanne, [email protected]
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring St. and is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on library programs and events, call 805-237-3870 or visit www.prcity.com/library.