Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library Teen Volunteer Policy

  • Teen volunteers may be in 7th-12th grades (12-18 years of age).
  • Teen volunteers must wear their volunteer lanyard at all times when working a volunteer shift.
  • Volunteers are responsible for securing transportation to and from the library for their shifts.
  • If you are unable to be at the library for a scheduled shift, notify the Youth Services Librarian as soon as possible.
  • Teens will not be able to babysit siblings during their volunteer shifts.
  • Teen volunteers are representatives of the library and must abide by EBCPL policies and code of conduct.
  • Volunteers who do not abide by the EBCPL code of conduct or exhibit other inappropriate behavior will be removed from the program.
  • If a volunteer misses a shift and does not call ahead, they will receive a warning. If two shifts are missed, the volunteer will be removed from the program.
  • Volunteers may work 2-4 hours per week. These hours may be done in one block or split into two sessions.
  • Work appropriate clothing must be worn while volunteering.

Volunteer responsibilities may include:

  • Cutting scrap paper
  • Dusting shelves
  • Creating & filling book displays
  • Helping with children's programs
  • Shelf reading library materials
  • Setting up and cleaning up library events
  • Straightening shelves
  • Stuffing summer reading or new library card goodie bags
  • Distributing summer reading prizes
  • Creating posters & flyers
  • Assisting with Friends of the Library events
  • Cleaning books & toys

For more information, please contact our Youth Services Librarian, Cheryl Jones at 845-794-4660 ext. 8 or by email at cshelton@rcls.org