Teen Volunteers

Help us and help you!

The Oak Creek Public Library relies on a strong team of volunteers to ensure that the library runs smoothly. Teens play a very important role in volunteering. The Oak Creek Public Library offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for teens in 7th-12th grades. Opportunities range from one-time special events to regular shifts, especially during the summer months.

Volunteers under 18 years of age MUST fill out the application below and have a parent or legal guardian complete the consent form found at the bottom of this page. If you are over the age of 18, and no longer in high school, please consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Library.

We do not currently offer volunteer opportunities to individuals seeking court-ordered community service.

Step 1: Teen Volunteer Application*

Before filling out the Teen Volunteer Application, please read over the Volunteer Policy*.

By what other names have you been known (nickname, etc.)?

What grade are you in?; If it is the summer, what grade will you be in next school year? (required)

Have you ever been convicted of an offense, other than minor traffic violations?
Convictions are not an automatic bar to volunteer placement but are reviewed in relation to the duties you might perform. This information will be used only for volunteer-related purposes and only to the extent permitted by law. We do not currently offer volunteer opportunities to individuals seeking court-ordered community service.
If Yes, Please provide details and include charge, date, location, court, and disposition of case.

Are you volunteering for court-ordered community service?

In case of emergency, notify:


Phone Number:

Alternate Phone Number:

Relationship to You:

Volunteer Interests & Skills:

Please select all that you are interested in:
Special Events (as needed)Family Fun NightsSummer Reading Program (May-August)Teen Tech HelpersFriends of the Library Plant SaleBook ClubsSpecialty Clubs for Kids (Chess Club, Science Club, etc.)Other:

Why do you want to volunteer at the Oak Creek Public Library?

What special interests and/or skills do you have that may help us match you with the best volunteer assignment?

Do you know any languages other than English?
If you do know other languages, what languages do you know and are you fluent?

Efforts will be made to reasonably accommodate volunteers with disabilities.
Please specify what accommodation(s) you are requesting:

How did you hear about the teen volunteer position at the Oak Creek Public Library?
Friend/Family memberLibrary staff memberLibrary websiteLibrary Facebook pageSchool counselor /teacher/coachOther:


Step 2: Teen Volunteer Orientation

After you submit the teen volunteer application, you are welcome to register for the Teen Volunteer Orientation which will take place on Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; register at: https://oakcreeklibrary.org/events/. Registration begins on Monday, July 29th. Orientation is required for new volunteers and recommended for returning volunteers.

Step 3: Teen Volunteer Handbook and Consent Forms

You and your parent/guardian must sign the Teen Volunteer Handbook and Consent Forms (if you are under the age of 18) and return them to the Oak Creek Public Library before signing up for shifts. Feel free to read the handbook, sign the consent forms, and turn them in at the Teen Volunteer Orientation. Forms will also be available at the orientation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our volunteer coordinator at mdietrich@oakcreekwi.org.