Volunteer Opportunities

For Winter 2022: We will begin accepting applications for the Library’s Teen Department & uCreate Volunteer Programs on Monday, 1/24. Teens, the deadline to submit your volunteer application to the Teen Department is Tuesday, 2/1.

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, craft preparations, homework 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. Off-site virtual volunteering is also available. Volunteers agree to follow all Library safety requirements, the Library Patron Code of Conduct, and the volunteer training guidelines. Contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Caitlin Augusta at 203.385.4165 or childrens(at)stratfordlibrary.org 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.

    For Adults

    Thanks for your interest but due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, 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