Library--Santa Teresa Branch

Programmatic - Teens Reach

Teen volunteers sitting on bench at Library

Teens Reach provides a key way for young adults to build leadership skills by developing and participating in library activities, as well as becoming library advisors and advocates. Be part of a fun volunteering opportunity for teens between the ages of 13-18.


  • Must be between the ages of 13-18 years old
  • Have a strong interest in the library and/or serving your community
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures
  • Be willing to learn new skills
  • Submit paperwork signed by parent/guardian
  • Create and log hours in online volunteer account


  • Gain new skills such as: program management, organizing, communication, and leadership skills
  • Receive community service hours
  • Learn about other volunteer opportunities associated with the Library and the City of San Jose
  • Receive signed letter of recommendation
  • We feed you snacks!


  • Attend monthly meetings (third Fridays each month, 4:00-5:00 PM).
  • Assist with Library programs such as: Summer Learning
  • Help create and/or host programs for the Library community, specifically for children and teens
  • Prepare and help host craft programs for children and teens
  • Assist with Friends of the Library Booksales


Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 13+