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Earn Community Hours with the Teen Advisory Group

 What is the Teen Advisory Group (aka TAG)?

The Teen Advisory Group at Milton Public Library is the perfect opportunity for teens looking to complete their high school community service hours. Our program is divided into different "streams" to help you find volunteer hours which meet your unique interests.

Applications for Summer 2019 are available from May 6 to May 21. Please download an application below, or pick one up in library at the "Ask Us" Information Desks. We thank all volunteers for their interest, however, only candidates shortlisted for a position will be contacted for an interview, no later than May 31, 2019. Please note that late applications will not be considered. 

What "Streams" Can I Volunteer In?

Event Stream

Volunteers work closely with staff to assist in the delivery of various programs for patrons. Past examples include Summer Reading Club Launch, Harry Potter Day, use of the Green Screen, and author visits. Opportunities in this stream area varied and occur on different dates and times. 

Leading to Reading

Volunteers assist staff in the delivery of a reading practice program, working one-on-one with school-aged children to boost their confidence and skills. This summer, the session will run Tuesdays, July 16 to August 22, from 7:00-8:00pm at Beaty Branch. 

Arts and Letters Stream--NEW!

Volunteers help to spread joy and encouragement throughout the community by writing letters and sharing positive thoughts with those who need it. Sessions run on a variety of dates and times. 

Volunteer Responsibilities:

To attend scheduled shifts regularly and on-time, and to communicate with staff in advanced regarding any absences or conflicts.

To be fully engaged in their opportunity, participating to the best of their ability and demonstrating enthusiasm for their assigned event.

To act as a positive role model and teen advocate within the community, and as representatives of Milton Public Library.

To provide feedback to staff about volunteer opportunities and the program in general.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Completed Grade 8 but not graduated from High School

Passion for community involvement, especially within a library setting

Conscientious and reliable

Friendly and welcoming attitude

Strong communication skills

Openness to learning new skills and taking on new opportunities

Able to work independently in order to fulfill assigned tasks

Able to work well as part of a team in order to fulfill assigned tasks

Able to illustrate empathy and patience with others, regardless of age group


 How Do I Apply?

Recruitment for Summer 2019 will take place from May 6 to May 21, 2019. Applications are available in library, or you may download and return the application documents listed below by the deadline:

Volunteer Application

Parental Acknowledgement Form

Volunteer Code of Ethics Form

Offence Declaration Form

Referee Form--Please Print and Return Two Separate References

Please note: Two separate references are required, to be returned in sealed envelopes which are signed by the referee along the seal. Family members may not serve as referees, but teachers, instructors, neighbours, family friends...etc., will be accepted. 

How are Volunteers Chosen to be a Member of TAG?

Volunteers are selected based on their written application, references, and a short interview. Applications are carefully reviewed by staff in accordance with the volunteer profile provided in the application package. We thank all applicants interested in volunteering with Milton Public Library, however only those applicants shortlisted for a position will be contacted for an interview.