VOLUNTEERING……What’s in it for you?
- Summer Maker Crew - Help create, design and host our MakerCon Rise of the Fandom event in August. Only 10 spots available. Applications are due June 18, 2021. [more details; apply here]
- Chefs in Residence Crew - Love to cook, create your own recipes, and love Fandom? Be part of our Chefs in Residence Crew this summer, and see your recipe get published. Only 10 spots available. Applications are due June 18, 2021. [more details; Volunteer Application, Chef in Residence Application]
- Writers in Residence Crew - Are you an aspiring writer? Do you enjoy journaling, writing stories, poetry or essays? Would you like to see something of yours published? Be part of our Writers in Residence Crew this summer. Only 10 spots available. Applications are due June 18, 2021. [more details; Volunteer Application, Writers in Residence Application]
- Crafting for a Cause - We are offering a fun new teen opportunity that blends volunteering with meeting some of the essential needs of the community in which you live. An opportunity that allows you to jump in and take on some fun, bite-size projects where you can not only earn volunteer hours but feel good about making a difference in your community. [more details; apply here]
Any immediate openings will be posted here. In the meantime, applications are accepted anytime for any volunteer role. It’s good to have yours already in the mix when openings come up.
You’re expected to volunteer……so why not make the most of it?
Did you know that volunteering…
- can be fun
- is a great way to connect with other people
- can be an easy way to start exploring some career paths that might interest you and learn some job-related skills
- looks great on a resumé
- helps you to be more aware of what’s going on in your community, and of the people in it
So, what do you think you want to get out of volunteering? Spend some time thinking about it…for example:
- do you want to work with other youth/teens? seniors? children? persons with special needs?
- could you volunteer at a place where you could “try on” a possible career
- do you want to work outside (sports, gardening, summer camps, etc.) or inside (library, community organization, art gallery, office, etc.)
If you think you’d like to do some of your volunteering at the library, check out our Volunteer Services page to:
- learn what volunteers do here
- download the application & checklist
But, wherever you are going to apply to volunteer, don’t leave it to the last minute… volunteer openings aren’t always available on demand.