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Volunteer Opportunities

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Teen Library Council

The Santa Clara City Library's Teen Library Council was created in 1998 to help the Library better serve teens. Anyone who lives in Santa Clara County and is in grades 7-12 is eligible for TLC. TLC is active in planning and participating in TeenRead summer and year-round programs, volunteering for special events, writing reviews, and much, much more! If you would like to write a review, get more information on TLC, or be on the list for teen library events contact please contact Rachel Schmidt at (408) 615-2902 or

Summer Volunteering

Summer (June—mid July) volunteering is available for teens in grades 9-12. An interview will be included in the selection process. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours over the summer. Limited positions available. Those interested should contact Rachel Schmidt at (408) 615-2902 or by May 31.

Community Service for School

Short-term volunteer projects (up to 6 hours) are available for those who need to fulfill community service requirements for high school only. Please contact Rachel Schmidt at (408) 615-2902 or for more information.

Teen Tech Helper 

Every Tuesday at 4 pm, the Central Park Library hosts a Drop-In Technology Help lab for community members to come in and ask questions about their phones, computers and tablets. If you are enrolled in high school, have a good understanding of technology, and excel at communication, Drop-In Tech help is for you! Please contact Helen Lutke at (408) 615-2980 or for more information.

Outside Volunteer Agencies

Bay Area Volunteer Information Center
Provides information about volunteer opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hands On Bay Area

Offers many exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities throughout the year