Volunteers

There are 3 different volunteer opportunities for teens at the Stratford Library.  Whether you are interested in working with younger children, want to work independently learning workplace skills, or want to get involved with our uCreate programs we have an opportunity for you.

All volunteer opportunities provide teens the chance to earn school credit and accrue hours for community and civic service requirements. Check them out and see which fits you.  We have a limited number of volunteer slots so don’t wait until school gets out to call!

Children’s Summer Reading Program
Teens entering grades 8 to 13 (current high school seniors) may apply to be volunteers for the Stratford Library Children’s Department summer program. Applicants should be self motivated, responsible, and should enjoy working with children. Registration and Orientation are required.  Please contact Caitlin Augusta at 203-385-4165 for more information. This program is now full. Please contact us in the fall for more volunteer opportunities.

Teen Services Department
Students entering 7th thru 12th grade can volunteer in the Teen & Circulation Departments.  Volunteers work quite independently helping with and learning a variety of clerical tasks. This volunteer experience is perfect for teens wanting to gain workplace experience before their first job or looking to enhance their college applications. Volunteers should be self motivated, be able to pay attention to detail and be able to work independently. Please contact Teresa Neville at 203-385-4167 for more information. This program is now full. Please contact us in the fall for more volunteer opportunities.

uCreate
Teens entering 9th grade and up: Interested in emerging technologies? Join the Library’s uCreate Volunteer Team! uCreate volunteers will: receive training on a variety of equipment and technology in the Library’s makerspace, the uCreate Space; assist with monthly uCreate programs like 3D Printing for Beginners and uCreate: Play!; and provide one-on-one equipment/technology training for Library users of all ages. Please contact Chris Bacchiocchi at 203.385.4164 for more information.

Volunteers learn job skills, make friends, and encourage children to love reading and the Library. Library service hours can count for community service requirements for school, church, or civic groups upon request.