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Volunteer @ Calvert Library

Summer Reading Teen Volunteer

Purpose:  Help Calvert Library prevent the “Summer Slide” and continue improving children’s reading skills over the summer.

Location:  All Calvert Library branches

Hours Needed:  Flexible schedule – Any day(s) Monday thru Thursday 9:00am – 9:00pm, Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm with a minimum of 4 hours per week.  Opportunity during summer months only.


  • Sign-up children for Summer Reading
  • Explain how the summer activity board works for each age group
  • Help children find materials necessary to complete Summer Reading tasks
  • Engage children in conversations about what they are reading
  • Distribute prizes when Summer Reading tasks are completed
  • Help Summer Fun events by setting up and taking down the room, and taking tickets.
  • Support other children’s summer events


  • Age 14 or older (*See note below)
  • Ability to interact with children
  • Ability to engage children in conversation
  • Ability to be organized and neat
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately
  • Ability to work with staff members and library customers

Training:  Will be provided by Calvert Library staff

Responsible to: Children’s Coordinator and/or designated staff member

* Between the ages of 14-16, a minor's employment is restricted to no more than four hours per day or 23 hours per week when school is in session or 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week when school is not in session. Under the age of 16 they may not work before 7:00am or after 8:00pm except between Memorial Day and Labor Day when employment is extended to 9:00 p.m.

Ready to Volunteer?

Just complete and bring in to the branch of your choice:

Volunteer application

Other documents:

Volunteer handbook

Reference form

Calvert Library is happy to welcome you to our organization.