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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.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Milton Public Library. Applications for the 2018/2019 school year are now closed. Applications for Summer 2019 will be open May 6-21. Applications will be available online and in-library beginning May 6, 2019. 

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 tech programs, Summer Reading Club Launch, Harry Potter Day, and author visits. Opportunities in this stream area varied and occur on different dates and times. An excellent choice for students with a busy schedule.

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. Eight-week sessions are typically offered in the Winter and Summer.

Advisory Committee

Volunteers in this stream meet monthly with the Adult & Youth Services Librarian, acting as representatives of the larger teen community. Members advise staff on the current needs of youth as well as how MPL can work towards fulfilling these needs, assist with program development by advising on current trends and interests, and advocate on behalf of MPL within their teen communities.

Family STEM Night Stream

Volunteers assist staff with the development and facilitation of STEM-based programs, which promote learning, discovery, and family time. Opportunities in this stream area varied and occur on different dates and times.

 How Do I Apply?

There are two steps to becoming a member of TAG:

  1. Submission of a written application and presentation of 2 references.
  2. Participation in a brief interview

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Milton Public Library. Recruitment for the 2018/2019 school year is now closed. Applications for Summer 2019 will be available May 6-May 21, 2019. Applications will be made available online and in person beginning May 6. We'll see you then!

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 but only those applicants shortlisted for a position will be contacted for an interview.

For additional inquiries, please contact:

Lisa Portelli

Adult & Youth Services Librarian

905-875-2665 x 3267