The Newport Beach Public Library Children’s Department offers a variety of volunteer positions to provide young adults with an opportunity to learn valuable work-life skills and give back to their community. All youth volunteers must be 12 to 17 years old. Youth volunteers can apply for a variety of positions, providing you meet the requirements (note: volunteer spots are limited and vary depending on library needs and availability).
We encourage volunteers to complete their own application, submit it to the library, and take the leading role in communicating with the library staff. Parents can be involved by guiding their child as needed to complete the application process, advising them regarding email or phone correspondence, providing their child with scheduling information, and by providing them with transportation to and from the library.
(Sitting Together and Reading Stories)
Do you love to read to kids? For this special volunteer work, we only choose the best and most reliable.
Must be 14-17 and commit for 1 year and a minimum of 2 hours per month. STARS Recommendation Form and training are required.
Book Review Blogger
Do you enjoy reading and writing? Become one of the library’s teen bloggers and help other teens find out about books you love. You can be a volunteer at home!
Must be 13-17 and be able to write in a conversational way with minimum grammar and spelling errors.
Children’s Staff Assistant
If you like a variety of work and being in the library, this volunteer job is for you. One shift you might be shelving books and the next shift working on craft materials, you just never know, but it all helps here at the Library.
Must be 12-17. Minimum commitment is 8 hours. Shifts are 1 to 2 hours weekly.
Special Event Assistant
The Library hosts a lot of special events, from crafts to music or dance performers. Help the Library by working at one of our many special events.
Must be 12-17 and be able to help out September through June. Minimum commitment is 8 hours.
Summer Reading Program Assistant
Sign up to help with our Summer Reading Program (SRP) which runs June-August. You’ll explain the program to parents and children, help them with their reading logs and hand out prizes.
Must be 12-17 and enjoy working with children. Minimum commitment is 8 hours.
YAAC (Young Adult Advisory Council)
Make a difference. Join this enthusiastic team and participate in critical discussions and fun programs.
Must be 12-17 and live in Newport Beach. Minimum commitment is 2 hours of volunteer work per month in addition to the monthly meeting.