Huntington Beach Central Library
Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach Ca 92648
For teen volunteer questions, please contact Christany Edwards at 714-375-5110 or email@example.com.
Monthly Volunteer Opportunities:
Teen volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17 may attend one of our monthly Program Assistant training workshops to learn how to help with the following activities:
Children’s Program Assistance / Prep
Craft Storytime Helper
Lego Club Helper
Teen Advisory Group Membership
The next monthly Program Assistant workshop is: September 4 @ 7pm.
Interested teens must fill out an application and submit it to the Children's Desk before the next monthly workshop. Teens who do not attend the workshop will not be able to volunteer and will not receive credit for requested shifts. After attending the Program Assistant workshop, new teen volunteers may sign up for shifts in the category of their choice, with the exception of shelving. Teens interested in assisting with shelving MUST attend a quarterly Shelving Workshop to eligible for shelving shifts.
Quarterly Shelving Workshops:
Shelving Workshops are offered for new volunteers each quarter, and MUST be attended to sign up for shelving hours.
Quarters run from September - November, December - February, March - May, and June - August.
All interested teens between the ages of 13 – 17 years old will need to register online for the upcoming quarterly training workshop at hbpl.org, Calendar of Events, Teen Volunteer Schedule. New volunteers must submit a application before the next quarter, and must attend that quarterly training workshop. Applications are available online before the workshop and must be turned in to the Children’s Desk before the workshop date. Late applications will not be accepted and teens who do not attend the workshop will not be able to volunteer. A link with the volunteer time slots will be emailed out each quarter to the teens who attended that workshop. (Please note that we do not accept Court Ordered Service Volunteers.)
Quarterly Shelving Workshops for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows:
Fall Quarter - September 5 at 4:00 PM
Winter Quarter - December 4 at 4:00 PM
Spring Quarter - March 5 at 4:00 PM
Summer Quarter - June 4 at 4:00 PM
Summer Reading Program Volunteers
Teens who are interested in being a Summer Reading Program volunteer will need to attend a special workshop in June. This training is different from the monthly Program Assistant workshops and is mandatory. Summer Reading Volunteers work at our Reading Program Tables registering people in the reading program, logging reading numbers online, and handing out reading rewards. Register @ hbpl.org, Calendar of Events, Teen Volunteer Schedule starting June 1 for Reading Table time slots.
Homework Club Helper
Teens who would like to be a Homework Club Helper need to be a second-semester sophomore, junior or senior in High School and have a B+ or higher grade average. Homework Club meets Monday – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 during the school year only and does not meet during school breaks.
Teens interested in helping at Homework Club can contact Melissa Ronning at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Thursday at 3:30pm and Saturday at 2:00pm)
Help children with their craft projects, read aloud to those who finish early, and help clean up after storytime. New craft storytime helpers will need to fill out a volunteer application and submit it before the next monthly workshop. Once they have attended the monthly Program Assistant training workshop, they may to sign up to help.
For applications, contact: Christany Edwards
Time Slots become available starting June 1. Help people register for our reading programs at our Prize Table and other summer activities. Prize table slots are 2 hours long. Reading program starts near the end of June and is usually six weeks long. There will be Prize Table training workshops in June. You will be emailed information about your duties in the beginning of June after you have registered. Volunteers must attend a special Summer Reading Program training workshop before volunteering as a Summer Reading Volunteer. Applications for new volunteers are available online, and must be submitted before the date of the Summer Reading Program workshop.