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The Harvard Public Library has many volunteer opportunities for teens in our community. Current volunteer opportunities are listed on this page. For detailed information on volunteering (including the application procedure, rules, dress code, and more), see our Teen Volunteer Program Information page.

For more information on all of the available positions please contact:
Abby Kingsbury Children's Librarian at 978-456-2381 or email akinsbu@cwmars.org

For Teen Advisory Board information, contact:
Jill Hayes Teen/Reference Librarian at 978-456-4114 or email jhayes@cwmars.org

For information on volunteering at Bromfield Movies, contact:
Lisa Gagnon Reference Librarian at 978-456-4114 or email lgagnon@cwmars.org

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering!

Afterschool Movie Supervisors

On select Wednesday afternoons, the library shows movies in the story room for HES students. Volunteers supervise children and maintain a calm, controlled atmosphere.  

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 7-12; select weekdays from 3:15 PM to end of movie. 

Book Buddies Volunteers

Book Buddies is a regularly scheduled program that pairs teens with children in grades 1 to 4 for shared reading & word games. Scheduled Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, with 1 required training session.

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 7 to 12. Reliability essential.

Bromfield Movie Volunteers

The library runs movies for Bromfield students on select days after school throughout the school year.  Volunteers help with snack prep, sign students in, and clean up.  Please see Lisa Gagnon at the Reference Desk for more information.

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 10 to 12.

Craft Programs

On select weekday afternoons, the library holds craft programs for HES students. In conjunction with the children’s librarian, volunteers set-up, supervise, and clean up.  

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 7-12; select weekdays from 2:45 to 4:30 PM. 

Game Hour Supervisors

Game Hour is a drop-in program on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 PM during the school year. Teach and facilitate board games with HES students in grades 1 to 6 while maintaining a happy, controlled atmosphere. 

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 9-12.  Reliability essential.  

GraviTrax Challenge Supervisors

GraviTrax challenge is scheduled for 1 or 2 afternoons a month through the school year. Supervise children ages 8 and up and establish a calm, fun, creative building atmosphere.  

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 7-12; select weekdays from 3:15 to 4:45 PM. 

LEGO Club Supervisors

LEGO Club is scheduled for one Saturday a month through the school year. Supervise children ages 5 and up and establish a calm, fun, creative building atmosphere.  

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 7-12; scheduled Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. 

Movie Night Volunteers

Family Movie Nights are held one Friday a month during the school year (Thursdays in the summer).  Volunteers help with set-up, snack preparation, and clean-up.  

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 6 to 12. Must be able to arrive at 6:00 PM and stay through clean-up after the movie. 

Saturday Storytime Volunteers

Once or twice a month, the library runs a Saturday Storytime where teens read to children ages 3 to 7 and their parents. 

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 7 to 12; scheduled Saturdays from 10:15 to 11:15 AM.

Senior Projects

If you would like to do your Bromfield Senior Project through the library, please meet with Abby Kingsbury or Lisa Gagnon to determine feasibility and to map out a plan for the project.

Sensory Playtime Volunteers

Sensory Playtime is a once monthly program for young children and their parents.  Volunteers provide orientation to parents and help with set-up and clean-up (this is a messy program with continual clean-up needed).  

Requirements:  Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 7 to 12; scheduled Saturdays from 10:15 to 11:45 AM.

Special Programs Volunteers

The library runs many special programs throughout the year which require volunteer assistance.  These programs include the Ice Cream Social, the Lego Expo, etc.  

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 6 to 12.

Student Check-In Volunteers

Help the library check-in students after school from approximately 2:25 to 3:40 on Mondays through Thursdays. This volunteer option can be done one, two, three, or four days a week.
 
Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 10 to 12.
 

Teen Advisory Board

Do you want to help the library select teen materials and plan teen programs? In TAB, you can earn volunteer hours by sharing your opinions about the kinds of books, movies, music & more the library should purchase for Harvard teens. You will also help brainstorm program ideas, and test out games & maker

projects. Jill Hayes is the TAB contact. 

Requirements: Harvard resident or Bromfield student in grades 6 to 12.  TAB meets one Tuesday per month, usually for one hour.