Library - Alum Rock Branch

Programmatic - Teens Reach

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Teens Reach provides a key way for young adults to build their 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. Earn community service credit while supporting the library by assisting with library programs, promotion, and representing the library's teen point-of-view. Attend our monthly meetings and have your say!



  • Age must be between the ages of 13-18 years old
  • Have a strong interest in the library and/or serving their community.
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures.
  • Be willing to learn new skills.
  • Complete a short virtual training
  • Create and log hours in BetterImpact Account (can be done with help of a staff member)
  • Must commit to volunteering for at least 6 months.



  • 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 City of San Jose
  • Easy to Attend! – Located near: James Lick High School, Latino College Prep, Foothills High School, and Escuela Popular High School.



  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Assisting with library system 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
  • Create reviews for books, media, and/or events to be shared with the library community.
  • Assist with Friends of the Library Book Sales



Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 13+
  • Online Orientation for On-site Volunteers Completed Must be Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Thursday Evening