Teen Volunteer Services in Libraries

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Today's teens are aware of the many benefits of volunteering, and their reasons for wanting to volunteer are as varied as they are. Some gather work experience for future jobs; some look ahead to college and scholarship applications. Some must fulfill schools' community service requirements; some wish to contribute to their communities. Other teens just want something to do in their free time. Whatever the reason, libraries can provide many volunteer opportunities to help young adults gain valuable experience as they enter a new stage in their lives. This V.O.Y.A. Guide offers practical advice about starting and maintaining effective teen volunteer programs in school and public libraries. Working with teen volunteers poses different challenges than working with adults: coping with school schedules and parents' expectations, discovering incentives that interest teens, and dealing with the emotional and physical changes that occur during adolescence. Aware of these needs, Gillespie draws on her many years of experience in managing teen volunteers to provide the basics of volunteer management-recruitment, orientation and training, recognition and retention, and supervision. Her profiles of several successful teen volunteer programs and her interviews with teen volunteer supervisors add authenticity and flavor from the actual library world.Gillespie's sensitivity to teens is heightened by humor and a clean writing style that enlivens the text. Sidebars contain quotes, statistics, true tales from "The Dark Side" that illustrate difficult situations when working with teens, and her own words of wisdom in the guise of an advice column, "Dear All-Knowing Teen Volunteer Guru." The featured library programs contribute examples of promotional flyers, applications, interview questions, evaluations, volunteer handbooks, and other handouts. New to the working world, teen volunteers require extra supervisory effort, instruction, an

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Kellie M. Gillespie is a columnist for Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) and a member of both the American Library Association and the Arizona Library Association.

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If you are even considering starting a teen volunteer program, you must read this book. If you already have one in your library, this volume still has much to offer, as it will boost your confidence and help things run more smoothly. Gillespie reminds readers that these programs are more about teens than about library needs, then gives a crash course in teen developmental stages. There's no fancy gloss here, just plain and simple facts that will prepare library staff. Chapters are well organized to lead readers through the whole process: getting started, marketing and recruiting, orientation and training, acknowledging volunteers, supervising and evaluating, and the various ways programs can run. The book includes bulleted lists, examples of outstanding programs, examples of forms and brochures, advice from the experts, pitfalls to watch for, and solid guidance that will help libraries design programs that really work. A perfect choice for volunteer coordinators, directors, and youth librarians.–Angela J. Reynolds, Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Hillsboro, OR
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