Library Volunteers See the Best Books!
Fight boredom and discover great reading while volunteering at the Tigard Library. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults and youth, age 12 and older.
The Teens Are Coming! The Teens Are Coming!
Tigard Public Library’s Volunteer Program hosts its annual Summer Teen Volunteer Program Monday, June 26 – Saturday, August 26. Teens can sign up and help the Circulation and Youth Services staff. Volunteer sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Sign up for a session ahead of time. You do not need to attend every session, but must volunteer for at least 20 hours throughout the summer.
If you fit the profile, that is, ages 12-18, fill out an application. If this is your first time volunteering at the library, contact Volunteer Coordinator Katie Nelson and sign up for an orientation on Saturday, June 10, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Wed., June 21, from 6-7 p.m.
Returning teens must attend an orientation from 6-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. If you’d like to practice your leadership skills, we are looking for a few more Teen Leaders. They help organize and orchestrate each volunteer session. Teen Leader orientations are on Tuesday, June 6, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from 1-3 p.m.
If you like the idea of helping the community by helping out the library, sign up soon. The deadline is Saturday, May 27, and openings are filling up fast. If you are interested in participating, please let Katie know as soon as possible!
For our current selfless volunteers, your tasks may change a bit this summer because of our enthusiastic teens! There may be less shelving, bin sorting and pulling requests, but there will still be work to do! Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new and exciting task. If you have any questions, please contact Katie at 503-718-2516. New Volunteer orientations for adults will resume in September.