(24/7 Crisis support line for Alameda County)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(Teen Dating Abuse)
1-866-331-9474 or TTY (866-331-3453)
The National Runaway Safeline
To protect the health and safety of our communities, effective Saturday, March 14th, all AC Library volunteer opportunities and activities, will be cancelled/postponed through the end of March. We hope to reopen on April 8th and begin accepting volunteers shortly thereafter. Read more
Teens are assigned to clerical tasks such as shelving, sorting, and emptying the bookdrop. Teens with special skills or interests may help with computer tutoring, teen programs, or the children's summer reading program.
To apply, please ask for a volunteer application, which you can get at the circulation desk. Questions? For clerical work, contact the Circulation Supervisor. If you are interested in computer tutoring or helping with teen programs or the children's summer reading program, contact the Albany Library.
Teen volunteers help shelve picture books, process library materials such as paperbacks and magazines, or other library duties at the Mobile and Outreach Services office in Fremont. Contact the Bookmobile for more information.
We use teen volunteers year-round and they help primarily with basic shelving of books and audiovisual materials. In addition, some volunteers may be asked to help with library programs and other special projects. To apply, please click on this link. Questions? Please contact the Teen Services Representative, Nathan Silva or Chris Selig.
Interested in volunteering for Centerville Library? Click here to see available volunteer activities and to fill out a volunteer application. Summer Volunteer opportunities will be posted in May 2020.
Dublin Library has volunteer opportunities for high school students in a few different programs. Recruitments are held three times a year: fall, winter/spring, and summer. Please check with the branch for dates and times. You can email Sigriet Ferrer or call the branch at (925) 803-7252.
Teens are welcome to volunteer at the Fremont Main Library. They may shelve books, help children with homework, help members with library computers and other technologies.
While the main periods of recruitment this year will be May, August/September, and December/January; various opportunities may be available at different times of the year. Students are invited to create an account at any time and click here to see a list of available opportunities.
Email Elizabeth Buchanan if you have any questions.
Interested in volunteering for Irvington Library? Click here to see available volunteer activities and to fill out a volunteer application. Summer Volunteer opportunities will be posted in May 2020.
Tech-savvy and outgoing teens can apply to volunteer as a PC Host (basic library computer assistance) or Computer Tutor (one-on-one computer tutoring) positions. For those that are interested in working with kids and have a strong math background, the library will be holding a math camp for students in 2nd through 6th grade. The opportunity to work independently is also available through shelving children’s books and audio/visual materials. Volunteers seeking a leadership role can join the Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) and provide guidance for potential workshops, hosting events, and expanding programs.
The Union City Library now offers two continuously open volunteer opportunities;
For more information, please contact Blaine Wentworth, 510-284-0628. Or call the reference desk at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).
There are valuable opportunities outside the library. Here is a list of web links to local, regional and national and international organizations that also need volunteers.
Check out the following California state-specific information:
Make an informed decision about your college choice.
Scholar Match SF based college counseling and planning service, including test prep and college admission support.
California Colleges An all inclusive guide for California youth to help plan their college and career pathway.
College is expensive but there are dollars to be found if you know where to look.
FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid Guide to scholarships, loans, and other kinds of financial aid for college.
Tuition Funding Sources The TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. You must begin an account with TFS and link through the Alameda County Library website by using the Login link.
Alameda County Human Services Listing of government jobs in Alameda County. A great way to find a long term career.
Treasure Island Job Corps Center A San Franscico Based Jobs Center to help you get the career and academic training you need.
CalJOBS -Youth Services The state's employment site for youth. It is full of tips, resources, and links to employment programs.
USA Jobs Federal internship program for new high school graduates.
Who Do You Want 2b? Career and college based site that discussions different career pathways for teens.