Service hours at the library
The Burbank Public Library accepts teen volunteers who wish to complete service hours for school or community service (no probation hours). Here are our requirements:
- Teens must be 14 years of age or older;
- We will not accept teens as volunteers based on a phone call or email from a teen (or from a parent)--we want to meet you in person! Come to the library and fill out an application.
- We will accept teens for 10 hours at the Central Library, but teens who volunteer at the Buena Vista branch are required to commit to 20 hours or more. This is due to the nature of the tasks performed, which require special training. The Northwest branch is closed for earthquake retrofitting from August through February and will be accepting no volunteers until March.
- Service hours are designed to emulate the responsibility and commitment of working at a job, as well as to benefit the nonprofit organization for which you are working. By accepting a position as a volunteer at the library, you are agreeing to show up for your shift, notify us if you can't, and to act appropriately while working with us. Behavior not conforming with these expectations may result in dismissal.
We cannot accommodate court-ordered probation hours; please contact Chuck Bishop in Management Services, at 818 238-5340 for a list of suggestions.
If you like to read and like to write, you can also WRITE BOOK REVIEWS FOR OUR BLOG. One hour of volunteer credit is given for each review, but you must write your review using our guidelines. Go to http://yathinkbpl.blogspot.com and click on the "Book Review Guidelines" tab, or download the GuidelinesTBR pdf below.
For a list of additional volunteer opportunities for teens in the City of Burbank, please download the Service Learning Sites pdf below.