Library - Alviso Branch

Programmatic - Summer Learning 2024 Ambassador

The application period for Summer Learning 2024 will be open until June 30th, 2024 

Get work experience as you play a pivotal role in encouraging San José youth and families to take part in the Summer Learning program to avoid falling behind when they return to school. Your main goal is to increase the amount of library users who take part in the Summer Learning program by connecting with them and explaining the benefits of continued education during the summer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Register for the Summer Learning Program

Explain to families how the Summer Learning program works

Register youth and adults for the program

Award prizes to readers

Other duties as assigned

Expected Commitment


We are looking for 2 volunteers; priority will be given to volunteers who can fulfill most or all these shifts.


  1. An application submitted before the due dates mentioned below.
  2. Review the  Volunteer Handbook, which will be emailed to you, and be aware of the following branch-specific policies.
    1. In some instances, your hours will be auto-logged, but it is still your responsibility to make sure that all hours that you have volunteered will be credited to you.
    2. The volunteer handbook says to contact your Coordinator of Volunteer Engagement if you will be late or absent, however, as you are a teen volunteer, I am you onsite supervisor, so you will contact me if you are going to be late or absent from a shift you sign up for.
    3. Do not use electronic devices if they will interfere with completing your assigned volunteer tasks.
    4. Do not visit with friends who are not volunteering with you.
    5. No eating or drinking on the public floor (bottled water is permissible). You may take a break to eat if volunteering for 4 hours or more in a day. Please inform me when you are taking a break.
    6. Do not bring a child/sibling you must supervise.
    7. While we will allow you to use onsite lockers to store valuables, please make sure to bring your own lock, and the library cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items.
  3. Sign and submit the volunteer signature form: a link will be sent to you after you apply and answer some questions.
  4. Verify your vaccination status prior to beginning your volunteer assignment.
  5. Additionally, you will be required to attend an orientation and in-person training.

Attendance Policy

This is a role that requires commitment to a weekly schedule. Last-Minute excused absences will be allowed for illness or family emergencies if you notify the volunteer coordinator, Shih Fa Kao. However, if you need time off for vacations, this should be negotiated before you begin your position. Request for Time for other reasons should be made at least two weeks in advance. Excessive absences could result in the end of your position.

Reference and Letters of Recommendation Policy

Teen volunteers who complete their agreed-upon terms of service can request that the Teens Reach Coordinator serve as a reference for employment. This opportunity is designed for teens who are interested in developing leadership and teamwork skills, but it will require being proactive to accomplish your goals. Accomplishments will vary, requests for letters of recommendation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Alviso and Berryessa Teens Reach Coordinator: Shih Fa Kao.

COVID-19 Vaccination Verification:

The City of San Jose has instated a COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster mandate for all City workers that requires them verify if they are "up to date" with COVID-19 Vaccinations. "Up-to-date" means that an employee is not only "fully vaccinated," but has also obtained a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccination for which they are eligible, within 15 days of first becoming eligible. Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 are eligible for a booster after symptoms resolve or after quarantine period, if asymptomatic.

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2024 4:00 PM 6:00 PM