Virtual Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Teens 6-12 grade can earn volunteer hours with Ela Area Public Library by helping with the following projects. Make sure you follow all the rules and guidelines set by your school/organization to receive your hours and allow plenty of time before your deadline. If you need a copy of your volunteer hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and allow two weeks to receive them.
Learn more about our volunteer opportunities for teens by checking the activities below!
VolunTeen Written Book Review
Earn up to 3 volunteer hours each month by writing an original review for a recently released teen novel. Books must have been released within the past four years. Reviews will be shared on the library's social media and website.
VolunTeen Video Book Review/Book Trailer
Earn up to 3 volunteer hours each month by creating an original video review or book trailer for a recently released teen novel. Books must have been released within the past four years. Videos will be shared on the library's social media and website.
VolunTeen Book River
Earn up to 3 volunteer hours each month by creating a book river for the teen recommended page. Book river must have 15 books relating to one theme.
VolunTeen Citizen Science
Earn up to 3 volunteer hours each month by helping a citizen science project on https://www.zooniverse.org/
Community Volunteer Opportunities
Check out these volunteering opportunities in your community outside the library. Follow their guidelines and recommendations to ensure you receive your hours. Keep checking back for more.
- Ancient Oaks: Get your hands dirty and help keep Lake Zurich green. Learn More!
- Do Something: Tons of volunteer opportunities for every interest. Learn More!
- Heartland Animal Shelter: Decorate a two-pocket folder for new adopters to take home the paperwork they need for their new furry family member. Learn More!
- Lake County Haven: Join the Kind Words Campaign and send homeless women and children letters of hope and encouragement and create bagged lunches for those in need. Learn More!
- Lake Zurich Park District: Help with the local events you love right here in Lake Zurich. Learn More!
- Liberation Library: Decorate bookmarks for incarcerated teens to help encourage a love of reading. Learn More!
- Operation Gratitude: Make paracord bracelets or sew fleece hats and more for first responders and the troops. Learn More!
- United Way of Lake County: Write notes of encouragement, create bilingual flashcards, make positive message bookmarks, and so much more with the United Way of Lake County. Learn More!