Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Want to make a difference in your community, meet new friends and learn new skills? Volunteer with the Library—it's a great way to gain experience and volunteer hours, and build your resume!

About you

  • You're 12-18 years old (some volunteer positions have more specific age requirements).
  • No experience is necessary. We provide training and support for all our volunteers!
  • You're looking to meet new people, have some fun, and gain valuable experience.

What you'll be doing 

There a variety of ways to get involved, whether it's helping kids learn to read, designing programs and activities, or practicing your writing skills by blogging for our website. We're looking for teen volunteers at a number of our locations—check out the details below.

Program Assistants

  • We're looking for creative and outgoing youth ages 13-18.
  • You'll help plan and host activities for younger kids or other teens.
  • Most positions require a regular time commitment but this varies location to location—see below for details.
Location Availability Want to know more? Contact us
Alderney Gate Sign up now! Barbara Orr at orrb@halifax.ca
Cole Harbour (Tuesdays) Sign up now! Doreen Shea at (902) 476-6179 or sheado@halifax.ca
Cole Harbour (Thursdays) Sign up now! Doreen Shea at (902) 476-6179 or sheado@halifax.ca
Halifax Central Check back soon! Donna Nicholson at nichold@halifax.ca
Keshen Goodman Check back soon! Claire Leger at (902) 490-6410 or legerc@halifax.ca
Sackville Check back soon! Tara Eldershaw at (902) 869-4450 or elderst@halifax.ca
Woodlawn Sign up now! Anneka Janes at janesa@halifax.ca

Leading Readers

  • Share the gift of reading! You'll help an elementary school-aged child learn to read.
  • Meet once a week to read together, play educational games, and explore books through fun activities.
  • Positions require a regular time commitment but this varies location to location—see below for details.
Location Availability Want to know more? Contact us
Alderney Gate Check back soon! Barbara Orr at orrb@halifax.ca
Cole Harbour Check back soon! Doreen Shea at (902) 476-6179 or sheado@halifax.ca
Halifax Central Check back soon! Donna Nicholson at nichold@halifax.ca
Keshen Goodman Check back soon! Claire Leger at (902) 490-6410 or legerc@halifax.ca
Musquodoboit Harbour Ongoing Mary Stienberg at 902-889-2227 or stienbm@halifax.ca
Sheet Harbour Ongoing Ashlee Norton at 902-885-2391 or nortona@halifax.ca
Woodlawn Check back soon! Anneka Janes at (902) 476-9012 or janesa@halifax.ca

More Opportunities

Opportunity Availability Want to know more? Contact us
Anime Club (Keshen Goodman) Check back soon! Claire Leger at (902) 490-6410 or legerc@halifax.ca
Anime and Manga Club (Halifax Central) Check back soon! Donna Nicholson at nichold@halifax.ca
Preteen English Conversation Club (Halifax Central) Check back soon! Donna Nicholson at nichold@halifax.ca
Teen Advisory and Action Council (Halifax Central) Check back soon! Donna Nicholson at nichold@halifax.ca
Teen Advisory and Action Council Artist (Halifax Central) Check back soon! Donna Nicholson at nichold@halifax.ca
Teen Advisory Group (Keshen Goodman) Check back soon! Claire Leger at (902) 490-6410 or legerc@halifax.ca
Teen Blogger Check back soon! Chris Rogers at (902) 490-2599 or rogersch@halifax.ca
Teen Podcast Check back soon! Chris Rogers at (902) 490-2599 or rogersch@halifax.ca
Video Game Assistants (Halifax Central) Check back soon! Donna Nicholson at nichold@halifax.ca
 YMCA Homework Club (Keshen Goodman) Check back soon! Claire Leger at (902) 490-6410 or legerc@halifax.ca

Become a volunteer

Volunteer positions typically become available in September, January, and June.

To get started, complete the Youth Volunteer Application Form, and drop it off at any Library branch. 

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