Job and Volunteer Information
While the library strives to provide volunteer opportunities for teens, there is no guarantee that teens will be able to complete a set number of hours in any given time. Therefore if you are required to complete community service hours within a certain time, it is recommend that you seek other volunteer opportunities (see below).
Teen Advisory Group: One Monday a month at 7 PM
January 6, February 3, March 2
Our Teen Advsiory Group is an opportunity to earn community service while helping to plan future teen and chidlren's events, deocrate the children's are and more. Sometimes we brainstorm, sometimes we prepare crafts or clean. Each meeting is unique. New members are always welcome - no sign up necessary!
Drop-in Volunteering Days
Can't make Monday nights? No problem! Check out our drop-in days. These rotate to accommodate as many schedules as possible.
Thursday, January 23 at 3 PM & Thursday, February 20 at 3 PM
Craft prep for our upcoming Harry Potter and Mardigras programs.
Summer Volunteering Changes
We are changing the process for summer volunteers working the prize desk. Only students who volunteer at least five times from October - May will be eligible to volunteer at our summer reading prize desk. There will also be changes to the way shifts are assigned. These changes will be discussed with those eligible and interested in volunteering in the spring.
*New this year. We will hold TAG meeetings and drop-in days throughout the summer. These days continue to be open to all students, no volunteering minimum required.
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
If the library’s schedule doesn’t work for you here are a few websites and ideas for where else you might want to volunteer.
This website allows you search volunteer opportunities near you. This might bring you to an opportunity you wouldn’t think to search on your own. You also can search by opportunities good for Teens – ensuring they will accept volunteers under 18.
The Burlington Food Pantry has several volunteer jobs with different volunteer times available. Get started by filling out the volunteer form on their website.
Animal shelters often need help walking dogs, cleaning litter boxes and feeding the animals. You’ll need to contact the animal shelter nearest you to see if they are currently accepting new volunteers.
Nursing homes often want volunteer to come and socialize with their residents. Talk, play games and more. Again you would need to contact the individual nursing home you were interested in volunteering at for more information and their specific requirements.
CREATING A RESUME
You can find example resumes and resume templates online, but the library subscribes to a service for you! That way you don’t have to pay for one.
CYPRESS RESUME [In Library] [At Home]
Remote access for Burlington cardholders only
Resume building software that allows you to create professional-quality resumes. If you have trouble using the resource you can book a librarian to help you.
Don’t have any work experience and are unsure what to add to your resume? Try these:
- Volunteering: volunteer jobs are just jobs you don’t get paid for and are as great on your resume as any other job.
- Extracurriculars: add any afterschool activities you participate in. Be sure to highlight any leadership rolls you have in these organizations.
- Your GPA: are you on the honor roll? Taking AP classes? Think about highlighting these achievements.
- Awards: whether athletic, artistic or academic – add a section so your potential employers know just how great everyone else already thinks you are.
As you gain work experience, you can slowly remove these from your resume.
This website is great for those who want to babysit, pet sit, walk dogs and more. You can create an online profile so people can find you as well as search for jobs in your area.
JOB SEARCHING SITES
Retail stores and restaurants do not always advertise online, but rather with a sign in the window. Take a walk around the mall or a drive around town to see if anyone is advertising.