Teen Volunteers

Thank you for your interest, but we are not accepting teen volunteer applications during our renovation. Check back in early 2024 for updates! 


Get Involved with Youth Services at JPL



Volunteering with Youth Services at Jamestown Philomenian Library is a fantastic way to complete community service credit for school, but the experience offers so much more! Gain skills and knowledge to use in all facets of your life: high school and college, joining the workforce, and in both your personal and professional relationships. Experience what it is like to have a job in a fun and creative environment! 

Prospective Volunteers must be in grades 7 through 12 and have an interest in reading, in artsy stuff, books/media/technology, or in libraries and the community as a whole. Read the following descriptions to see what interests you!


Children’s Room Aide: Learn how to shelve items in the Children’s room and organize/maintain the collection. Other duties include occasional dusting, preparing crafts, and other tasks as needed. 

Programming Assistant: Assist with Children’s Events at the library. Evening availability required. 

Social Media Content Creator: Write book lists, reviews, and other creative content for our social media pages. 

Special Project: Share your unique skills with us or work on a dedicated library project; must be discussed and approved by Ms. Colleen, Youth Service Librarian. 

Story Time Assistant: Assist with weekly Story Times for babies–preschoolers. Applicants must be available on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.   

Teen Advisory Group: Members meet once a month to discuss ways to improve Young Adult Services at the Library.

 To Apply: download the application and email a complete copy to Colleen LeBeau, Youth Services Librarian, at jamlibyouth@gmail.com. Prefer analog? Pick up an application on your next library visit and return it to the Circulation desk. Volunteer opportunities are limited, and you will be contacted if your application has been accepted. Please reach out to Ms. Colleen with any questions.