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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.

Summer VolunTeens

Applications are now being accepted. Applications will be available from May 1 to May 10. No applications will be accepted after May 10.

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.

Apply now by filling out this application.

Summer VolunTeen Party


Q: How old do I have to be to be a VolunTeen?

A: VolunTeens must be 13 by June 1, 2015 and no older than 18.

Q: What to VolunTeens do?

A: All summer VolunTeens will help sign up patrons for our Summer Reading Program and assist in Summer Programs as Special Event VolunTeens. Some VolunTeens will be chosen to assist during story times. 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 will help you become a great VolunTeen!

If you have any questions, please contact VolunTeen Coordinator Amy Pagan by email at .

If you would like to volunteer elsewhere in our community, please consider volunteering with the following:

Teen Court
Contact Raymond Hill at
or call 214-509-4393

Keep Allen Beautiful
Contact Josue Diaz at
or call 214-509-4555

Allen Community Outreach
Contact Marjorie Vaneskahian at
or call 972-727-9131

Allen Arts Alliance
Contact Meg Benner Duncan at
or call 972-727-7272
Summer VolunTeen Party

Allen Public Library