Become a VoluTeen!
Students ages 13 to 18 are invited to join us for various volunteer activities. If none of the activities below is a right fit, contact Nicole with an idea for an alternative volunteer project.
Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Join us to complete projects and activities to support local and nationwide charities and organizations.
Sleeping Mat Project (All Ages)
Every Thursday from 10 am to 11:30 am
Weaving mats from plastic bags. Stay after to help clean up.
Lego Club: All Together Now (All Ages)
Mondays, June 26-August 14 from 2 to 4 pm
Show up a little early to help the librarian set up and stay after to clean up this program. During the program, encourage and help younger builders with their creations. No program on July 17.
Crafts for a Cause: Shelter Drive (All Ages)
Wednesday, June 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Make signs to advertise an upcoming drive for Pawsibilities Animal Rescue.
Peyton Hearts (Grades 6 -12)
Thursday, July 6 at 4 pm
Learn about The Peyton Hearts Project and help tag crocheted hearts.
Crafts for a Cause with Knitwits (All Ages)
Tuesday, July 11 at 2:30 pm
Join Knitwits to knit and crochet squares for charity.
Crafts for a Cause: Crafting Kindess (All Ages)
Wednesday, July 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Make crafts to spread kindness with Mikayla's Voice
Crafts for a Cause: For Pete's Sake (All Ages)
Wednesday, July 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Make crafts for cancer patients and their families from For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation
Crafts for a Cause: Puzzles (All Ages)
Wednesday, August 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Create your own puzzle to share with a friend or family member
Don't forget to sign in for each event on the VolunTeen list to log your volunteer hours.
Flexible Volunteer Opportunities
Have you seen IVPL’s Crafternoon videos on YouTube? Send a video of yourself creating a craft. You can use a book as a guide or create your own tutorial. Include a list of materials and step-by-step instructions. If your face is in the video, have your parent/guardian fill out and sign the video release form (must download and print). If you don’t have the completed form, make sure only your hands are recorded. If you do not have video editing software, Nicole can speed up the video for you. Contact Nicole at email@example.com with any questions.
Time: 1 hour per approved video
Reviews by You
Write a review for a book for the IVPLTeens blog. Reviews have to be at least 200 words. Visit here for guidelines on how to write and submit a book review
Time: 1 hour per review
Digital Content Creator
Help us achieve engagement by producing creative and compelling content for IVPL.
What *Your Name* is reading this week
to be read ("TBR") list
Like this, read this
Sticky Note Book Reviews (example)
Time: 1 hour for every 5 posts that are approved
Special Events Photography
Take photographs of library events using an iPad. If you are interested in being added to the list of potential photographers, contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.