PASO ROBLES — The deadline to apply for the Paso Robles City Library’s Spring Break Express Teen Volunteer Program is Friday, April 10, at 8 p.m. Students, grades 9-12, may volunteer between 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., April 13-17, to earn a maximum of 15 community service hours. Duties include shelving/shelf reading and cleaning. 

The Library also offers an Ongoing Teen Volunteer Program, which corresponds with the PRJUSD school semesters. Shifts are 2-3 hours per day, one day per week; students must work a minimum of 20 hours per semester. Duties may include: 

• Assisting at public desks 

• Assisting with programs 

• Shelving/shelf reading/Cleaning/dusting shelves 

Coming soon is the annual Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Program, where teens, entering grades 9-12, assist staff with program registration and craft activities. Look for the application for the summer teen program in late April. 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, visit prcity.com/library.

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