Volunteer Opportunities

Teens: Thanks for your interest in volunteering at Stratford Library! The fall application period for our Children’s, Teen, and uCreate Volunteer Programs has closed. Please check back in the winter for new volunteer opportunities. To be notified when the next application period opens, subscribe to our Teen enewsletter.

Questions? Email teenvolunteer(at)stratfordlibrary.org or call the Teen Desk at 203.385.4167.


Stratford Library offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.

For Teens

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

The Stratford Library Children’s Department accepts students entering grades 8 to 12 to assist with Children’s Department activities and programs, craft preparations, organizing supplies, reading tutoring, and grab ‘n’ go pickups. Teens must be self-motivated, responsible, and should enjoy working with children. Attention to detail, organizational skills, and arts and crafts/measuring/spatial skills are very useful. Application and training are required. For those seeking an accommodation for health/family reasons, off-site virtual volunteering is available on a limited basis based on current Library needs. Children’s Department volunteers agree to follow all Library safety requirements, the Library Patron Code of Conduct, and volunteer training guidelines.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Caitlin Augusta at 203.385.4165 or childrens(at)stratfordlibrary.org.

Teen Department Volunteer Program

Teens entering grades 8 through freshman year of college may apply. Volunteer activities include (but aren’t limited to): assembling Teen Dept. Grab ‘n’ Go Kits, shelving DVDs, shelf reading, and assisting with on-site Teen Dept. events and activities. Volunteers can also expect to assist with moderating the Library’s just-for-teens Discord server. Volunteers in the Teen Dept. Volunteer Program communicate regularly via a separate, volunteers-only Discord group chat.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Teresa Neville at 203.385.4167 or tneville(at)stratfordlibrary.org.

uCreate Volunteer Program

Teens entering grades 8 through freshman year of college may apply. uCreate volunteer activities include (but aren’t limited to): working in the Library’s makerspace, the uCreate Space; assembling uCreate Grab ‘n’ Go Kits; assisting with recurring uCreate events (like 3D Printing for Beginners and Video Game Club) as well as all-ages STEAM-themed activities; working in the Library’s multimedia lab, The Studio; and assisting with virtual activities. uCreate volunteers communicate regularly via a volunteers-only Discord server. *No prior experience with technology required to apply.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Chris Bacchiocchi at 203.385.4163 or ucreate(at)stratfordlibrary.org.

For Adults

Thanks for your interest but volunteer opportunities for adults are not available at this time. Please check back in the future!

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm