Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteers are placed by each branch library. Contact your local branch for more information.


Volunteers are used during the summer. Teens are assigned to clerical tasks such as shelving, sorting, and emptying the bookdrop. Teens with special skills or interests may help with computer tutoring, teen programs, or the children's summer reading program.

To apply, please ask for a volunteer application, which you can get at the circulation desk. Questions? For clerical work, contact the Circulation Supervisor. If you are interested in computer tutoring or helping with teen programs or the children's summer reading program, contact Brian Edwards at bedwards@aclibrary.org


Teen volunteers help shelve picture books, prepare mailings for Senior Services and the Library Foundation, process library materials such as paperbacks and magazines and other library duties at the Bookmobile office in Fremont. Contact the Branch Manager for more information.

Castro Valley

We use teen volunteers year round and they help primarily with basic shelving of books and audio visual materials.  In addition, some volunteers may be asked to help with library programs and other special projects. To apply, please ask for a volunteer application, which you can get at the circulation desk, or print out a copy below. Questions? Please contact the Teen Services Representative, Nathan Silva at nsilva@aclibrary.org or Chris Selig at cselig@aclibrary.org



Teen volunteers help with library programs and special events throughout the year.

Centerville is currently recruiting volunteers for our Kid Power summer volunteer program for Tweens and Teens. Kid Power volunteers help with our summer reading game and special summer events. The Kid Power program takes volunteers going into 6th - 9th grades, and applications are available starting in May. All Kid Power volunteers will need to attend an orientation meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00 PM.

Parent's permission is required for all volunteer opportunities. Details and applications for our volunteer opportunities will be available from Centerville's online branch calendar, under the "Events" tab, or in the library at the Information Desk. If you have any questions regarding a volunteer opportunity please call us at 510-795-2629.

Teen Shelver Volunteer Application


Dublin Library has volunteer opportunities for high school students in a few different programs. Recruitments are held three times a year: fall, winter/spring and summer. Please check with the branch for dates and times. You can email Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org or call the branch at (925) 803-7252.


High School Students are welcome to volunteer at the Fremont Main Library.   Teens may shelve books, help children with homework, help customers with library computers and other technologies. 

There are three major periods of recruitment:  the end of May, the end of August, and the end of December.

If you miss a recruitment period, please email Beth Buchanan at  ebuchanan@aclibrary.org ,  with your name and the number of hours you wish to volunteer.    You will receive an email with any current openings and instructions. 

All teens must fill out an application that includes a parent or guardian signature and attend a mandatory training.  

Teen winter volunteering recruitment is open from December 23 until January 7, 2017.




Interested in volunteering at Newark Library? Fill out our application and return it to the library anytime we are open. Questions can be sent to Becky, our Teen librarian, at Bbraselton@aclibrary.org  

Teen Volunteer Applicaton 2-15-17

San Lorenzo

Teens are needed for our Homework Central program to help K-8 students with their homework. Teens can also help with shelving and occasionally with other tasks. Stop by the library to apply. If you have questions, please contact Tamecca at tbrewer@aclibrary.org.

Union City

The final deadline to be considered for the Winter/Spring cycle has past.  For those that have missed the deadline, the Union City Library now offers two continuously open volunteer opportunities; Book/Movie/Event Reviews and Creative Writing and Art work.  For more information, please contact Blaine Wentworth by email bwentworth@aclibrary.org or phone (510-284-0628).


Other places to Volunteer:

There are valuable opportunities outside the library. Here is a list of web links to local, regional and national and international organizations that also need volunteers.


Fremont Main Library Phone