Our Spring 2024 volunteer program is taking applications until January 15 at midnight. We are looking for teens, aged 13-18, to help us create displays, put together takeaway crafts and programs, and even decorate for events. All dependable, responsible teens interested in earning community service hours or gaining experience in a fun work environment should consider applying!
Please submit your application by January 15 at midnight to be considered. The mandatory volunteer orientation will be on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 5:00pm. The program will run from January 30 to May 16.
- If I apply, do I have to volunteer?
We will assume anyone who submits an application is willing and able to hold their volunteer position for the times they have selected. If something changes before we contact you about a volunteer position, reach out to us and let us know.
- How long does the program last?
Our volunteer program is run by semester. When you apply for a semester (Fall, Spring, Summer), you will be a volunteer until the end of that scheduled time period. This information is usually on the application. At the end of the semester, if you would like to continue volunteering with us, you can submit an application for the next semester of volunteering.
- What if I miss the volunteer application deadline or I’m not accepted?
We’re sorry that you can’t participate in our volunteer program this semester, but we have started a once-a-month, no registration required volunteering session called Teen Volunteer Day. On the last Monday of each month, the teen staff will have open volunteering that requires no signup beforehand for ages 13-18. You’ll be able to come in to help us complete crafts, displays, and more, and you’ll be able to earn up to 3.5 hours of community service.
- What if the program isn’t working out for me?
We understand that taking on extra work can be stressful, so just reach out to talk to us. We may be able to work with you if you need a slight break, or you can always apply for the next semester’s program. We do ask that you keep this in mind when you are applying, as we rely on the hard work of our volunteers.
- What happens if I don’t show up?
A lot of people are working together to help make Sterling Municipal Library the welcoming place it is. The first time no-show without notice, the volunteer coordinator will reach out to you. If the problem continues, the position will end and we will not consider any new applications for 6 months.