Volunteer

​​​​​Opportunities at the Library

Summer Reading Challenge

Hey Teens!  Want to give back to your community and gain customer service experience?  Volunteer at the library this summer!  We're looking for teens (ages 14-17) who are great with people and details.

We will begin accepting applications online April 2 – 30.  Please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to apply.

Reading Buddies Mentor Volunteer

We're looking for teens (ages 14-17) to mentor beginning readers, grades K to 3, with our Reading Buddies Program. Reading Buddies is a 4 week reading program that combines one-on-one reading encouragement and group activities to foster a love of reading and confidence.

We will begin accepting applications online April 2 – 30.  Please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to apply.

Teen Advisory Group

Please note: TAG volunteer recruitment is currently closed and will resume in September.

Want to have fun, earn community service hours and make new friends? Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)!

Help staff plan and implement teen-oriented programs, services and resources to meet the needs of the community. Earn volunteer hours and boost your college applications. TAG meetings are held monthly at various library locations.

Court-Ordered Community Service

Virginia Beach Public Library accepts volunteer applications from minors who are seeking to complete court-ordered community service, here are the requirements:

·        Applicants must be between the ages of 12-17

·        Applicants must apply at least eight (8) weeks prior to the deadline for completion of service hours 

·        Applicants should include the number of community services hours needed and the deadline for completion

·        If applicable, only applicants who are on unsupervised probation will be considered

·        We will not consider applicants who are seeking community service hours for larceny offenses

Apply Here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=168357078

Approval of all court-ordered applicants will be at the discretion of the Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Library need not specify a reason for unapproved applicants.  For more information, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator by email at vbplvolunteers@vbgov.com, or call (757)-385-0156.

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