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Teen Team volunteers at Martin Regional Library in 2017

2022 Teen Team

The Teen Team program will return in summer 2022. Look for applications at your local library, starting April 1, or print one off here.

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Teen Team FAQs

What is Teen Team?

Teen Team

Teen Team volunteers assist librarians with Tulsa City-County Library activities during the annual library Summer Reading Program and get hands-on job experience. In late spring each year, interested teens can fill out an application and return it to the library location where they are interested in volunteering.

Apply by downloading and filling out this application, and returning the application to the location where you would prefer to volunteer.

Who can apply to be a Teen Team volunteer?

Applicants should be:

  • 13-15 years old* (for 2022 only, we will accept applications from 16 year olds)
  • Able to work for several hours a week during the summer at a Tulsa City-County Library.
  • Interested in gaining job experience, helping your local library, working with children and having fun!
  • Willing to complete an application, interview for the position and complete a training session.

How do I apply?

Each year, in late spring, interested teens can fill out an application and return it to the library location where they are interested in volunteering. This year's application can be downloaded here.

How many Teen Team volunteers will each location accept?

The size of each library location's Teen Team depends on the needs of the location. It is better to turn in your application early, so you have a greater chance of being accepted at your desired location.

Does the library accept each Teen Team volunteer who applies?

The Teen Team volunteer program serves as a first job experience, with an application process, interviews, and formal job offers. Not every applicant will be accepted.

COVID-19 Volunteer Safety for 2022

  • All volunteers must comply with TCCL COVID-19 safety standards (mask wearing, hand washing, social distancing – as required) and attest to vaccination status or commit to regular testing prior to engaging in on-site work at TCCL.
  • All individuals are still required to monitor symptoms daily, stay home if they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and report to their supervising manager if they test positive for COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who tested positive, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Whether the volunteer is at home or at work, volunteers need to contact their supervisor if experiencing symptoms. This ensures appropriate contact tracing and that volunteers are provided support in accordance with privacy regulations. Volunteers may return to work on-site once they can attest that they are not experiencing symptoms and have notified their supervisor that they are able to return.