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].
2021 Teen Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to Dagan Mansell, this year’s recipient of the Friends of the Library’s Teen Volunteer Service Scholarship!
Dagan, a native of South Africa, moved to the Lake Travis area with her family and began volunteering at the library in 2015. During this time, she accumulated over 500 volunteer service hours while providing excellent customer service and shelving countless books. Now back in South Africa, she plans to pursue an interest in African wildlife and conservation through a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree.
“This means so much to me,” said Dagan. “The scholarship is equivalent to my first year’s tuition due to the dollar-rand exchange. I’m forever grateful for the time I spent serving the community. Thank you!”