TAB / Teen Advisory Board
TAB is a school-year program that runs from October to June. Members are teens 13 to 18, who are interested in steering library decision making, and assisting with library programs. For your work, you will receive community service hours to fulfil volunteer requirements for confirmation or Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma.
TAB meets the first Thursday of every month from October to May, 7 to 8pm at Central Library. Members also volunteer at library programs during this time period.
To apply, fill out a volunteer application form and drop it into your local library branch.
TWIG / Tween Interest Group
TWIG is a school-year program that runs from September to May. Members are tweens who want to start volunteering in their community. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 13, and able to attend monthly meetings running the last Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8pm at Brant Hills Branch.
Team members earn volunteer hours for discussing their interests, sharing ideas for future library programs, and helping to plan a program of interest to the group.
To apply, download and fill out the TWIG application form and then take it to your local library branch.
About volunteering at the library
There are two teen volunteer intakes every year: in September for the Advisory Boards, and in May for Reading Buddies and summer volunteers. While the library accepts volunteer applications year-round, teen volunteers will only be contacted in May and September. Go to BPL volunteer info