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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.

We thank you for your interest. TAG applications for the 2017/2018 school year are now closed. Please check back with us in early spring for our next recruitment period.

What "Streams" Can I Volunteer In?

Creative Puppet Stream

A multi-week program where volunteers work collaboratively to prepare, rehearse, and perform a puppet play for children in the library. No previous theatre or performance experience required.

Technology Stream

Volunteers work closely with Milton Public Library's Emerging Technologies Librarian to assist in the delivery of technology programs for children, youth, and adults. An aptitude for and interest in technology is useful but volunteers are provided with any necessary training.

Event Stream

Volunteers work closely with staff to assist in the delivery of various programs for patrons. Past examples include 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, Spring, 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.

 How Do I Apply?

There are three steps to becoming a member of TAG:

  1. Submission of a written application and references.
  2. Participation in a brief interview
  3. Presentation of a cleared Police Information Check

 

Recruitment for the school year typically takes place in September, while recruitment for summer opportunities takes place in early spring. Please check back then for upcoming opportunities. 

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.

Police Information Checks 

Successful candidates must present the results of a Police Information Check. The cost of this document is $25.00 for a volunteer position. The cost will be reimbursed by Milton Public Library upon acceptance into the program. Successful candidates must present an original receipt of purchase AND the completed document: either the Police Information Check (under 18) or the Vulnerable Sector Screening (18+) to staff who will arrange for the reimbursement. The Library then retains the original document.

Please visit Halton Regional Police for more information.


For additional inquiries, please contact:

Lisa Portelli

Adult & Youth Services Librarian

905-875-2665 x 3267

lisa.portelli@mpl.on.ca