Teen Volunteer Opportunities

We want you. The Library wants your ideas, curiosity, and enthusiasm for helping others. In return, not only will your volunteering make a significant difference in your community, you will:

  • meet new friends, 
  • learn new skills, and 
  • form a good looking resume, for jobs or school. 

1-2-3-4 Steps to Volunteer

  1. Take a look at our many opportunities below. See what interests you. 
  2. Click a Volunteer Now link, fill, and submit your online application. 
  3. Library staff will call you for a brief, get-to-know-you virtual interview. 
  4. You're set up for success with an orientation session. 

Leading Readers

Literacy

Ages 15-18 

Who are you helping? We’ll pair you with 1 elementary school-aged kid who is having a hard time with reading. 

What will you be doing? For 1 hour per week, you’re leading a virtual hang out with your learner. Together, you're reading, playing educational games, and exploring books through fun activities.

Who are you? An avid reader, patient and kind with kids, and good at making things fun. 

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Questions? Email teen@halifax.ca


Society Shapers

Community

Ages 13-18 

Who are you helping? Yourself - in order to help others. The Library wants you to invest in yourself. We'll guide you through project planning and funding applications. 

What will you be doing? For 1-5 hours/week, you’re developing your own project to support others in your community. We’ll help you write a grant application to make it happen. 

Who are you? A future community leader with ideas, dedicated, and in need of support and financial investment.

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Questions? Email teen@halifax.ca


Creative Doers

Culture

Ages 13-18 

Who are you helping? Everyone. Art asks us to come together, reflect our values, and understand each other in ways that are meaningful and real.

What will you be doing? For 1-5 hours/week, you’re creating artwork for display online and in the community, you’re writing blog posts for the Library website, and making videos for our“ Virtual Library. 

Who are you? A creative thinker, hands-on maker, and open to showcasing your talent. 

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Questions? Email teen@halifax.ca


Teen Podcast

Communications

Ages 14-18 

Who are you helping? Youth, like you, who want to find expression, be reflected, and have a voice in the wider community. 

What will you be doing? For 1-3 hours/week, you’re creating segments of audio content, such as interviews and commentaries, for our youth-led podcast. 

Who are you? A budding communications professional, natural storyteller, and team player.

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Questions? Email teen@halifax.ca

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