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Teen Services

Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Reading Volunteers

Have fun and earn service hours!

Mission Viejo Library seeks energetic teen volunteers ages 13-17 to help with all aspects of the Summer Reading Program. The annual Summer Reading Program is a library tradition that instills a lifelong love of learning by encouraging children to read and participate in events over the summer.

The 2024 program begins on June 15 and runs through July 31. Teens interested in welcoming families, explaining the program, enrolling participants, and awarding prizes can sign up now. Shifts are 2-3 hours and volunteers must attend a one-time orientation on Zoom.

Applications are available here and at the children’s and “ask here” desks. For more information, email ohoward@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Teen Voice Blog

Looking to earn some community service credit? Consider the Teen Voice Blog! For every post you write, you’ll earn 1 hour of community service credit. If you participate in a library or city event and write about it for the blog, you’ll earn 2 hours of credit. Blog signups are ongoing, so fill out an application if interested!


Teen Advisory Board

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Looking for volunteer service with an impact? Consider the Teen Advisory Board! Applications will be accepted June 15-July 31.

The Teen Advisory Board is a group that meets once a month and works with the Teen Services Librarian develop programs and services for the community. Open to teens in grades 9 through 12, the recruitment process involves submitting an application and being interviewed. Teens will have the opportunity to create their own programs and take on leadership roles. For more information, please contact the Teen Services Librarian. 

Here's what teens are saying about the Mission Viejo Library Teen Advisory Board! 

The Teen Advisory Board is a really great thing to be a part of. I get to help plan activities with the library and work with other amazing people who I wouldn’t have met without TAB. Plus, it’s a great way to get service hours. - Sammi C.

Not only has TAB helped me improved my leadership skills, but it’s so much fun meeting new people from different schools and places. - Anusha M. 

I never thought that a volunteer organization could have such a large impact on me. Through TAB I have made so many friends and experienced so many new things. I love how interactive TAB is, and I love how Allen always takes what you say into consideration and is so open to new ideas. I am so glad I joined TAB, and I'm looking forward to some more amazing experiences and memories! - Apoorvi S. 

Through TAB I get to meeting all types of people can create events that I get to choose and plan. Above all, Allen is a amazing librarian who makes sure your voice is heard while you have fun! - Lilly G.



Teens! If you have questions, requests, or suggestions for the library, please contact Olivia Howard, your Teen Services Librarian at ohoward@cityofmissionviejo.org


MV Life

The MV Life app has been updated!  Keep your finger on the pulse of Mission Viejo.

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