Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Library

Teen Volunteer Program

We invite teens, ages 14 to 17, to participate as a Library Volunteer. You'll work with other teens and librarian mentors on meaningful projects.

How to apply

Fill out this online application form. You'll be contacted by one of our librarians. It's that simple!

If you become a volunteer, you'll track your volunteer hours for us. Here's a tracker you can use.

Volunteering in the Community

Need something to do over the summer or after school? Want to get more involved with your community? Looking to find your passion and help others but don’t know where to start?

Youth Volunteer Contact List

Our Youth Volunteer Contact List has all the ideas and information teens need to start enriching their community. From pet shelters to community gardens and from working with kids to buffelgrass pulls, there’s something for everyone of all ages, interests, and commitment/availability.

View the Youth Volunteer Contact List, opens a new window

For more volunteer possibilities, try United Way Tucson and Library VolunteerMatch.

About the List

We are always adding to the list, so check back frequently. If you encounter issues with an organization regarding age requirements or if the contact information listed is incorrect, please let us know at so that we can fix that error.

If you are the volunteer or outreach coordinator of an organization that you would like to be added to the list, please feel free to email us at

Be inspired!

For information and inspiration about creating change in your community and engaging in activism, try these books.

Volunteering News

Community spotlight: Pueblo High School Youth Volunteers

It was a crash course in all things Library-related... and it was a blast!

Non-library volunteer opportunities for local teens

The opportunities listed here are with local organizations outside of the library. Check out the wide variety!

An Interview with Taranm of TABY

Malcolm, one of our teen volunteers, interviews Taranm about her art project for Transportation Art By Youth (TABY).
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