Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Library

Teen Virtual Volunteer Program

We invite teens, ages 14 to 18, to participate as a Library Virtual Volunteer. You'll work with other teens and librarian mentors on meaningful projects virtually, meeting online and working on volunteer projects from your home.

How to apply

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

Projects may include writing book reviews, illustrating Story Sketches, testing out activities and providing feedback, and co-hosting virtual programs.

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

young teen female girl on laptop smiling - used for virtual volunteer - rectangle

Interviewing workshop

Hey, Virtual Volunteers!? Did you miss our workshop on interviewing? You can watch the Teen Interview Orientation on the left.

We spent an hour chatting with Mark McLemore of AZPM about interviewing techniques.

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.

Diverse group of teenage volunteers.

Volunteering News

An Interview with Taranm of TABY

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

Local teens run successful nonprofit, Peer 2 Peer Tutoring

Remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has made Peer 2 Peer Tutoring more important than ever.

Finding youth volunteer opportunities

Need something to do over the summer or after school? Want to get more involved with your community? Find opportunities here.
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