Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Volunteer opportunities for students from 7th - 12th grade.

A group of teen volunteers

Teen Advisory Group (September - May):

Help the library better serve you while earning community service hours. Help plan teen library events, recommend books and music for the library collection, meet new friends, and more!

Contact Ari (Main Library) or Rob (Weekes Branch) to learn more.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Teen Volunteer Saturdays

There are Teen Volunteer Saturdays at the Downtown Library from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on various Saturdays each month. Email Cheryl Penick at cheryl.penick@hayward-ca.gov for dates. 

To volunteer, fill out the student volunteer application below and return it to the Downtown Library.

Student Volunteer Application

Questions? Email Cheryl Penick at cheryl.penick@hayward-ca.gov

Saturday volunteering is also available at Weekes Library by sign-up only. Students must sign up at the Reference Desk in advance and in person for a one-hour slot.

Please note: Library service hours can not be used for community service required by a judge or court.

Hayward Youth Commission

The Hayward Youth Commission (HYC) advises the Mayor and City Council, and the elected boards of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD) and Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) about issues that affect young people in the Hayward community. Members may also work on a number of projects and activities throughout the year, e.g., identifying youth needs, organizing youth speakouts and conferences, etc. The board consists of 21 voting members and 9 alternate members.

The HYC is currently accepting applications for the 21-22 Scool Year.

Learn more and apply to be a Youth Commissioner

Please note: The Hayward Youth Commission application period closes May 21, 2021.