If you’re looking for a way to do some good and earn some volunteer hours, we’d love to see you at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. You can help as much or as little as you want, and there are many ways to get involved.

What Will I Do?

Volunteer tasks generally fall into one of two categories: day-to-day tasks around the library, and specific jobs that suit your individual skills and gifts. Are you good with computers? Are you artistic? Are you organized? Do you like to write? We can definitely find you something to do that will show off your talents. Day-to-day tasks might include shelving library materials, making sure a shelf is in order, etc.

How Do I Get Started?

The first thing is to talk to TAG Coordinator Reggie Hathaway. You can catch her in person on the second floor of the library, call (609) 345-2269 x3050, or e-mail him at rhathaway@acfpl.org. If you haven’t already filled out a volunteer application, you’ll have to do so before you can start counting your hours. Once you’ve been approved for volunteer work, you’ll be able to reserve shifts through a website called volunteerspot. Don’t forget to sign in and out on the log!

Teen Advisory Group

All of our volunteers are members of TAG. The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to talk about ways to make your library a better place to be. Help choose teen programs, pick which books we buy, and volunteer to help at the library and in your community. We’ll have pizza at the meetings!

Not a member of TAG yet? Come to the Youth Services desk to pick up an application.

Click here to see upcoming TAG meetings. 

Presidential Service Awards

Many teen volunteers choose to record their hours on presidentialserviceawards.gov to work toward a Presidential Service Award. These awards look great on resumes and college applications, and you’ll have your award presented at a meeting of the city council! There are three levels of the award, determined by the total number of hours served during one calendar year:

Bronze Level Award: 100 – 174 hours
Silver Level Award: 175 – 249 hours
Gold Level Award: 250 hours or more

You will need a record of service key to record hours served at ACFPL: RRQ-51652. We’ve had teens win all three levels of awards. We appreciate our volunteers very much!

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