Teen Volunteers

Virtual Volunteering For Teens @ FPL

How to become a Volunteer

Project Guidelines and Requirements

  • Be creative and use your imagination
  • All works submitted must be original works created by the volunteer for Fairfield Public Library
  • Projects may be posted to the library website, e-newsletter, and/or library social media accounts
  • If you have questions, please send to Teen Librarian, Jennifer Laseman @ jlaseman@fplct.org
  • Keep track of the projects you have completed including the date and time spent.
  • If you need proof of volunteering, please submit your request in advance to jlaseman@fplct.org
  • Please note: Hours earned are subject to change at discretion of the Teen Librarian.  Projects that do not meet the minimum requirements may have time deducted from the hours earned.
Virtual Projects Project Description Range of Hours One May Earn (depends on quality of submission)
Reviews Write a review or make a video of a book (fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, manga, audio) or movie the library owns either digitally or in print.

  • Volunteers must submit title of book to Teen Librarian prior to writing review
  • Must be a book you would recommend and appropriate for Teen readers.
  • Book must have been published within the past 5 years.
  • Minimum of 5 sentences or 1 minute video.
  • If material is part of a school assignment, you will only receive credit for the time spent writing your review.
  • Please no spoilers.
Watch and review a movie- up to 2 hours.  Read/ listen to book and write review- up to 4 hours.
Create-a-Trailer Pick a book or movie from the library (print or digital).  Create a video trailer that would make someone want to check it out. Up to 2 hours
Read-A-likes List or Video Pick a book or movie from the library (print or digital) that was published within the past 10 years.  Create a list or make a video recommending similar titles…If you like this, try these…  Must have at least 10 items written or 1 minute video. Up to 2 hours
Database or Digital Resource Tutorial Pick a FPL database or digital resource and create a “how to” guide for other teens.  You can write it out or create a video. Up to 2 hours
Teen Council Meeting Attend and Participate in a Teen Council Meeting.   Please email Jennifer Laseman, jlaseman@fplct.org if interested in this opportunity Hourly