Hello folks! The school year has begun and you know what that means. Aside from homework of course. Community Service. Dun dun dun!
Yes, every year you are required by your schools to amass a certain number of hours of community service in order to, you know, graduate and stuff. I know it sounds daunting and it may seem a bit frustrating now but thankfully I come bearing good news! Did you know that the Vaughan Public Libraries offers a slew of volunteering opportunities geared toward Teens for the sole purpose of helping out in the community while earning those service hours? No? Well now you do!
And just what are these “opportunities” and where can you sign up to get in on the action? Well I am glad you asked. There are a number of ways to find out but the easiest would be to CLICK HERE or go to your nearest branch and pick up a What’s On program guide. Or you could just keep reading the list below. Whatever floats your boat.
So, the 2015 September to November Teen Volunteer Opportunities (and the branches that run them) are as follows:
Amnesty International @ Your Library: The world needs your help! Join the cause of freedom for all people by writing letters and signing petitions from home! Help to stop injustice and make a difference in the lives of others. Every time you sign your name you help to free and save a life.
Running at: Dufferin Clark, Kleinburg, Maple, Pierre Berton, Pleasant Ridge
Fun With French Volunteers: Volunteer to help children practice French reading and language skills.
Running at: Bathurst Clark Resource Library, Pierre Berton Resource Library
Reading Buddies Volunteers: Help children become better readers! Contact your local branch for more details. Cut off dates for accepting applications vary from branch to branch.
Running at: Ansley Grove, Bathrust Clark, Dufferin Clark, Maple, Pierre Berton, Pleasant Ridge, Woodbridge
Teen Book Reviews: Want hours and enjoy sharing your thoughts and opinions? Earn hours blogging, vlogging, or podcasting about a book you’ve read right from your home! It’s as easy as pie…mmm pie.
Running at: Ansley Grove, Bathrust Clark, Dufferin Clark, Kleinburg, Maple, Pierre Berton, Pleasant Ridge
Teen Library Volunteers: Assist librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community.
Running at: Ansley Grove, Bathurst Clark, Dufferin Clark, Pleasant Ridge, Pierre Berton (No longer taking applications), Woodbridge
If you want/need/must have volunteer hours…come get some!