Teen Volunteers

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 19th for Washington's Birthday.

**Important information for patrons regarding a cybersecurity incident. Learn more.

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 Natalie McCall at nmccall@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 Brian Edwards at BEdwards@aclibrary.org 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



Interested in volunteering for Centerville Library over the summer? If you are entering 6th grade or higher, apply to join our Summer Squad! Find the application below, or check in at our library during open hours. Orientation is Tuesday June 13 at 4:30 pm.

If you have any questions regarding a volunteer opportunity please call us at 510-795-2629.

Summer Squad 2017 Application


Dublin Library has volunteer opportunities for high school students in a few different programs. Recruitments are held three times a year: fall, winter/spring and summer. Please check with the branch for dates and times. You can email Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org or call the branch at (925) 803-7252.


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 volunteer recruitment is Open from December 16th through January 2nd.

Teen Winter Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Winter Application


Kid Power Volunteers Needed!

Anyone going into 7th-9th grades next school year can apply to be a Kid Power Volunteer this summer.

Help with the Summer Reading Game and special summer program events. The Kid Power program runs June 19th - August 19th, 2017.

Applications are available now at the Children's Information Desk. Please submit a completed application as soon as possible. Space is limited.

For more information contact us a 510-745-1421 or email Elizabeth Gamell at egamell@aclibrary.org 

Kid Power Volunteer 2017 Application



Interested in volunteering for Irvington Library over the summer? If you are entering 6th grade or higher, apply to join our Summer Squad! Find the application below, or check in at our library during open hours. Orientation is Wednesday June 14 at 4:00 pm

Summer Squad 2017 Application


Interested in volunteering at Newark Library? Fill out our application and return it to the library anytime we are open. Questions can be sent to Joe Stoner our Branch Manager, at jstoner@aclibrary.org

Teen Volunteer Application Fall 2017

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 opportunity to apply for the Winter/Spring Cycle at the Union City Library is now closed.

For those that missed the deadline, please note that the Union City Library now offers two continuously open volunteer opportunities; 

The Teen Zine - A literary magazine produced by Teens for Teens is looking for art, photography and creative writing submissions.  Teen Zine Flyer

The Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) -  If you are seeking a leadership role board members provide guidance for potential workshops, expanding programs and hosting events at the library.  Currently meetings are every other Wednesday at 3:30 PM.

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