Teen Volunteers

Holiday Closings:   Mon., February 13th & Mon., February 20th (Presidents Lincoln & Washington Birthdays)


Teen Volunteers are placed by each branch library. Contact your local branch for more information.


Volunteers are used during the summer. Teens are assigned to clerical tasks such as shelving, sorting, and emptying the bookdrop. Teens with special skills or interests may help with computer tutoring, teen programs, or the children's summer reading program.

To apply, please ask for a volunteer application, which you can get at the circulation desk. Questions? For clerical work, contact the Circulation Supervisor. If you are interested in computer tutoring or helping with teen programs or the children's summer reading program, contact Brian Edwards at bedwards@aclibrary.org


Teen volunteers help shelve picture books, prepare mailings for Senior Services and the Library Foundation, process library materials such as paperbacks and magazines and other library duties at the Bookmobile office in Fremont. Contact the Branch Manager for more information.

Castro Valley

We use teen volunteers year round and they help primarily with basic shelving of books and audio visual materials.  In addition, some volunteers may be asked to help with library programs and other special projects. To apply, please ask for a volunteer application, which you can get at the circulation desk, or print out a copy below. Questions? Please contact the Teen Services Representative, Nathan Silva at nsilva@aclibrary.org or Chris Selig at cselig@aclibrary.org



Teen volunteers help with library programs and special events throughout the year.

Centerville is currently recruiting volunteers for our Kid Power summer volunteer program for Tweens and Teens. Kid Power volunteers help with our summer reading game and special summer events. The Kid Power program takes volunteers going into 6th - 9th grades, and applications are available starting in May. All Kid Power volunteers will need to attend an orientation meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00 PM.

Parent's permission is required for all volunteer opportunities. Details and applications for our volunteer opportunities will be available from Centerville's online branch calendar, under the "Events" tab, or in the library at the Information Desk. If you have any questions regarding a volunteer opportunity please call us at 510-795-2629.

Teen Shelver Volunteer Application


Volunteer orientations are being held on Tuesday, June 7th from 4:30-5:30 pm and Saturday, June 11th from 1:30-2:30 pm. Teens entering grades 10-12 in the fall are encouraged to attend. Summer volunteers will be needed at the library from June 13th – August 4th. Attendance at one of the two orientations is mandatory for all potential volunteers. Please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org or call (510) 608-1108 for questions.


High School Students are welcome to volunteer at the Fremont Main Library.   Teens may shelve books, help children with homework, help customers with library computers and other technologies. 

There are three major periods of recruitment:  the end of May, the end of August, and the end of December.

If you miss a recruitment period, please email Beth Buchanan at  ebuchanan@aclibrary.org ,  with your name and the number of hours you wish to volunteer.    You will receive an email with any current openings and instructions. 

All teens must fill out an application that includes a parent or guardian signature and attend a mandatory training.  

Teen winter volunteering recruitment is open from December 23 until January 7, 2017.


Kid Power Volunteer Orientation

Summer volunteer opportunity for students going into 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in September, 2016! 

The Fremont Main Library is looking for summer volunteers to help younger children play the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library events. This volunteer program will run from June 13th through August 13th. It's fun, it's great, and you earn work experience too! All interested volunteers MUST attend this orientation meeting on Friday, June 10th at 4:00 PM. For more information contact Elizabeth Gamell at egamell@aclibrary.org  or 510-745-1410


Interested in volunteering at Newark Library during the summer? Join Kidpower or become a Shelving Volunteer!

Kidpower Volunteers:

If you are entering 6th grade or higher and you want to volunteer for the summer only, please fill out our Kidpower application. We are accepting volunteers for staffing the Summer Reading Game table and for helping out with special events.

Shelving Volunteer:

Shelving volunteers work independently in the library to shelve library materials and complete other tasks as assigned.

If you are interested in volunteering during the fall for Homework Express or Reading Buddies, come to volunteer orientation on August 30 2016 from 4-5 PM or on September 3, 2016 from  2-3 PM.

Our applications can be found below and they can be turned in at any time to the library. Questions can be sent to Becky, our teen librarian, at Rmachetta@aclibrary.org


San Lorenzo

Teens are needed for our Homework Central program to help K-8 students with their homework. Teens can also help with shelving and occasionally with other tasks. Stop by the library to apply. If you have questions, please contact Tamecca at tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Union City

The Union City Library is now accepting volunteer applications for the Winter/Spring Cycle.  

For those that are tech savvy and outgoing, the library offers the PC Host (basic library computer assistance) and Computer Tutor (one-on-one computer tutoring) positions.  The opportunity to work independently is available through shelving children’s books and audio/visual materials. At the Homework Center or as a Reading Buddy, the opportunity to encourage education and promote literacy skills are both options for dedicated volunteers.  Volunteers seeking a leadership role can join the Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) and provide guidance for potential workshops, hosting events, and expanding programs. Three programs T.A.B. members and new volunteers can be involved with this cycle are Podcasting, Book/Movie/Event Reviews and Creative Writing and Art work. 

Applications can be found at the Union City Library’s reference desk or download it here.

The final deadline to be considered for the Winter/Spring cycle is January 8th.  For those that miss the deadline, please note that the Union City Library now offers two continuously open volunteer opportunities; Book/Movie/Event Reviews and Creative Writing and Art work.

For more information, please contact Blaine Wentworth by email bwentworth@aclibrary.org or phone (510-284-0628).  Or call the reference desk at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5)."


Other places to Volunteer:

There are valuable opportunities outside the library. Here is a list of web links to local, regional and national and international organizations that also need volunteers.


Fremont Main Library Phone