Volunteer With Us!

VolunTeens

Give back your community, help foster literacy and make great friends! Become a VolunTeen!

The Allen Public Library welcomes the help of VolunTeens with a variety of volunteer opportunities for students ages 13 to 18.

Applications will be available online at this page from August 1 to August 10, 2015. No applications will be accepted after August 10, 2015.

Application will be available here starting
August 1, 2015.


Due to the number of applicants, we cannot accept every teen who applies. Candidates will be considered based on prior experience, qualifications and compatibility with Library needs. For the best chance of consideration, please fill out the application completely. We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing teenagers to join our group.

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  1. FAQs
  2. Volunteer in the community
Q: How old do I have to be to be a VolunTeen?
A: Volunteens must be 13 by September 1, 2015 and no older than 18.

Q: What to VolunTeens do?
A: Children’s Aides come in once a week to help prep crafts for Library events. Story Time Aides assist librarians during a weekly story times – some duties include using puppets, prepping for crafts and mirroring the librarian to help children follow along. Special Event VolunTeens provide assistance during Library programs. For a list of our Special Events, please see the calendar on our website.

Q: I am not comfortable working with children. Do you have any other positions available that do not require working with children?
A: At this time, all VolunTeen positions require working with children, tweens, teens and adults.

Q: I have applied before and didn’t get a position. Should I apply again?
A: Yes. We have a limited number of positions. Please keep applying each session and make sure to write in your application that you have applied before.

Q: How do I improve my chances of getting a position?
A: Please fill out your application completely, giving us as much information about your interests and skills as possible. Letting us know more about you helps us to place you in an appropriate volunteer position.

Q: I’m not really outgoing. Can I still be a VolunTeen?
A: Working with the public is a learned skill. If you are willing to learn, we want to help you and we will help you become a great VolunTeen!
If you have any questions, please contact VolunTeen Coordinator Amy Pagan by email at apagan@cityofallen.org.