The Teen Volunteer Program at Bridgeville Public Library and South Fayette Township Library offers a wide variety of opportunities for teens to highlight their unique talents in a way that helps the entire community.
Bridgeville Public Library’s Circulation Supervisor, Bree Balsamo-Carilli got the chance to sit down with Keira, one of our teen volunteers, and ask her about her experience in the teen volunteer program.
How many years have you been involved in the teen volunteer program?
I have been involved for about two to three years now.
How did you hear about it?
I don’t exactly remember. I think my mom told me to email you guys and learn about the program so I could get hours for my school’s NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) and NHS (National Honor Society) program.
What do you like about the program?
One thing that I really love about the program is the number of options. Volunteers don’t have to stick to one thing and they can change anytime. I think there is a fit for everybody in the program.
What opportunity is your favorite and why?
When I first started out, I loved video editing. But now I really love the in-person opportunities.
What do you think is unique about our teen volunteer program?
The teen managers. Volunteers can relate and talk to people their own age about their options.
Would you recommend others join and why?
I would. It is a pretty easy-going program. It is not super harsh and doesn’t require you to stick to a harsh schedule.