Students age 13 and older commit to weekly two or three hour shifts. Teens work directly with patrons and staff by shelving, organizing, assisting with duties at the circulation desk, and working on special projects. Volunteers should have a mature attitude and be responsible, dependable, and able to work independently. The volunteer program offers students a fun way to complete community service hours and the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship their senior year. If you have any questions, please visit the library or contact Teen Volunteer Coordinator Beth Yoder at [email protected] or (512) 263-2885.
There are 3 volunteer sessions each year.
Spring Session – January 3, 2022 through May 28, 2022.
Summer Session – May 30, 2022 through August 13, 2022. Applications for the summer session are now closed.
Fall Session – August 15, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Applications will be available online July 1, 2022 through July 31, 2022.
Every year the Friends of the Library offers scholarships to graduating senior teen volunteers. Service scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who have volunteered a minimum of 75 hours at the library and who are planning to continue their education. Scholarship applications become available the beginning of January and are due April 1st. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Beth Yoder, Teen Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected].
2022 Teen Scholarship Winners
Four high school seniors from the Lake Travis area will attend college in the fall with the help of scholarships from the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library.
“We had a great group of teens this year with incredibly varied interests,” Teen Volunteer Coordinator Beth Yoder said. “We know these students will make a big impact, in their areas of study and on the world.”
The scholarship winners attended two area high schools and have each volunteered at least 75 hours at the library. From Lake Travis High School, Lane Dent will attend Texas State University and major in English with a concentration on creative writing. Her hope is to become an author. Charles Murphy will attend Texas A&M and plans to double major in computer science and Japanese. Disha Sharma will attend UT to study business and law. She hopes to become a lawyer. Lacie Horton, from Vandegrift High School, will attend Texas A&M to pursue environmental engineering.
Since 2007, the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library have awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to teen volunteers. Congratulations and best wishes to these exceptional graduates!