10/11/21 Update: The application period for Stratford Library’s Teen Volunteer Programs has closed. Check back for new volunteer opportunities this winter.
Stratford Library offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Teen volunteers earn community service hours (which can fulfill school, church, and/or civic group service requirements), learn valuable job skills, develop a strong sense of responsibility, and build their resumes. Our Teen Volunteer Programs (see individual descriptions below) are also a great way for teens to make new friends!
- Children’s Department Volunteer Program
Teens entering grades 8 to freshman year of college may apply to assist with Children’s Department online activities. Teens must be self-motivated and responsible and should enjoy working with kids. Registration and orientation are required. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Caitlin Augusta at 203.385.4165 for more information.
- Teen Department Volunteer Program
Teens entering grades 8 to freshman year of college may apply to assist with Teen Department online activities. Teens must be self-motivated and responsible and should expect to collaborate with Teen Department staff as well as with other teens. Registration and orientation are required. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Teresa Neville at 203.385.4167 for more information.
- uCreate Volunteer Program
Teens entering grades 8 through freshman year of college may apply to volunteer with the uCreate Team. In lieu of working on-site in the Library’s makerspace, uCreate volunteers should expect to: assist with planning and facilitating online uCreate activities for all ages, participate in an active group chat with other volunteers, and expand their creativity and digital literacy (by learning about 3D printing, coding, gaming, robotics, and more). Teens must be reliable and self-motivated and should have interests in technology and in working with others. Registration/orientation required. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Bacchiocchi at 203.385.4164 for more information.
Questions about volunteer opportunities for teens? Contact the volunteer program coordinators at teenvolunteer(at)stratfordlibrary.org.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities for adults are not available at this time. Please check back in the summer!