Teen Volunteers

We love our volunteers! Without our volunteers, some services and programs would simply not happen.

Register for teen volunteer programs using our online program calendar.

See all teen programs

Reading Buddies

For ages 13-18. If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker, and want to help emerging readers, we need you! Reading Buddies volunteers mentor children in Grades 1-4 (Summer: Grades 2-4) with reading practice, literacy-based activities and fun. We provide training and, upon completion, a reference letter outlining your volunteer hours.

Steps for Reading Buddies Volunteers (repeat volunteers can skip to Step 3)

Step 1: Complete a Teen Volunteer Referral Form

Step 2: Register for volunteer training.

Step 3: Register for a Big Buddies session

For all sessions see the Reading Buddies Calendar.


For ages 13-18. Develop leadership skills, earn volunteer hours and use your creativity and tech skills to help other teens use the new mobile DigiLab.

DigiLab equipment will include digital artwork devices, crafts, electronics and more!

DigiLab volunteer opportunities and training sessions will be posted shortly.  Please check out our DigiLab page for more details.


Teen Council

For ages 13–18. Have your voice heard! Teens looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity are invited to join the GVPL Teen Council. Work on special library projects, meet other teens, have fun, boost your resume, and earn volunteer hours.

Teen Council meets once  month at the Central Branch, from September – June, and participants also work on special projects and represent the library at community events throughout the year.

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Button Making

For ages 13-18.  Looking for a volunteer opportunity that is fun and doesn’t require tons of time? Try our Button making: Teen Volunteers options on our website.  Just register and arrive at the time you have signed up for, no advance training needed, we will show you how to help people of all ages make fun and creative buttons!

Button Making

Button Making

Register through our online program calendar

For more information about volunteering at the library, contact [email protected]