Library--Bascom Branch

Programmatic - Teens Reach

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 the community
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures
  • Be willing to learn new skills
  • Submit paperwork signed by parent/guardian
  • Complete a short on-site training
  • Create and log hours in BetterImpact Account (can be done with help of a staff member)
  • Benefits:

    • 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
  • Tasks:
    • Attend monthly meetings (see schedule)
    • Assist with library system programs such as Summer Learning and Holiday Celebrations
    • Help create and/or host programs for the library community, specifically for children and teens
    • Assist with Friends of the Library book sales
    • Create reviews for books, media, and/or events to be shared with the library community

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 13+