YA Want Some Volunteer Hours?
This summer, you can earn volunteer hours from the comfort of a:
- Convenient time and place of your choosing
All you have to do is*:
- Read and review any book from our YA Collection . . . or
- Submit original creative writing (poetry, short stories, etc.) to be displayed and enjoyed by others in the YA section at APL.
Submissions can be dropped off at the Children and Young Adult Information Desk or emailed to email@example.com All submissions must be received before Labour Day (Sept. 4).
Each review will earn 1 hour; creative writing will earn between 1-5 hours, as determined by library staff. With each submission, please include your full name, email address, telephone number, school, and grade. Submitters may choose to have their work displayed under a pseudonym. Deadline for submissions: Monday September 4th 2017.
See below our great volunteer opportunities for teens who need to earn community service hours, as well as adults looking for meaningful volunteer opportunites.
TEENS: TAG Volunteer Program
Aurora Public Library is starting a Teen Advisory Group! We’re looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.
Not only will you be helping to create a vibrant place for your peers, you will also earn community service hours. Click here to download the application. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at the Children and Young Adult Information Desk.
TEENS: Reading Buddies Volunteer Program
Reading Buddies is a literacy-based program for children who have difficulty reading at their grade level. Children in grades one - six will meet in the library with a high school volunteer once a week for a one-hour session. The sessions continue for ten weeks. Reading Buddies is not a homework club or a child care service. Buddies will concentrate on reading for pleasure and together enjoy activities that promote reading and writing. Volunteers can earn hours toward their community service while making a valuable contribution to the life of a young person. Applications are accepted twice a year. Volunteers must be in Grades 9-12, and must live or attend school in Aurora. Click here to download the application or fill in this online form. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at the Children and Young Adult Information Desk.
TEENS: Student Community Service Program
Students may apply to the library to serve up to 20 hours of the 40 community service hours required to complete the Secondary School Diploma. Students must live or attend a secondary school located within the Town of Aurora boundaries. Also, they must be in Grades 9-12, and between 13 and 18 years of age inclusive. Students are required to complete the application form, available at the Adult Information Desk. Students must complete their 20 hours within a one month period. Space is limited. If you would like to become a student volunteer, please visit the Adult Information Desk.
ADULTS: Visiting Library Service
The Visiting Library Service offers library service to people who are homebound and who have no alternative means of obtaining library materials.On a regular basis, a library volunteer will deliver books and other library materials to those who cannot come to the facility themselves.
If you would like to volunteer, please complete this application.