West Caldwell Public Library accepts volunteers aged 13-18 as part of our growing Teen Advisory Group, literacy programs, tutoring groups, collection maintenance, and tech education programs. Our goal is for young adults to foster connections within the community and develop lifelong skills for prosperous, well-rounded future careers.
Volunteers can work no more than 3 hours per a week. Please contact the YA Services Librarian if you have a special inquiry.
Ways to Volunteer
- Teen Advisory Group (TAG) – Be a leader in the community by bringing together your friends and creating lasting memories at the library. Our TAG is the catch-all for volunteer opportunities. They approve library programs, share advertising responsibilities, approve future library purchases, and kick-start public campaigns in support of the library. Teen Advisory Group meets one Wednesday every month. All are welcome!
- Sign-up.com – Want to volunteer a few times to complete your hours? Use our Sign-up.com link to register yourself and a few friends on our volunteer calendar. No extra registration necessary!
- Program Assistant – Build literacy skills with struggling readers in grades K-3rd grade. After training with our Librarian, volunteers will meet once a week in a planned storytime. This program fosters teaching skills, communication, and text analysis.
- Adopt-a-Shelf – Keep the library up to date with Adopt-a-Shelf. This is our most flexible library volunteering program. After completing a training session with the Librarian to learn how the library manages their collection, volunteers will be able to drop in, sign in, and complete volunteer hours independent of special events.
Keep Up to Date
Our Teen Advisory Group meeting minutes are posted online at the Teen Tangent Blog every month. For instant updates on programs and volunteer opportunities, get connected with the Remind App (search: @wcplteen) or sign up using this link here.