The Teen Department offers several volunteer opportunities for students in grades 6-12.

Whenever there is a need for help with any of these programs, you will be notified via email. If you have any questions, you can call the library at 203-245-7365.

Shelving Aides

Teen volunteers maintain the shelves in the Teen Department. If you like organizing this is a great task for you. It’s also a great way to find books you’ll want to read! Shelving Aides also help with projects around the Teen Department. Open shelving positions are filled seasonally.

Teen Tech Support

In collaboration with the Madison Senior Center and Madison Youth and Family Services, we offer tech support for senior citizens with a teen volunteer. During the school year, we meet the 4th Monday of the month at the Senior Center. During the summer we meet weekly. Teen volunteers provide help on topics such as email, smartphones, social media, downloading files, and tablets/e-readers.

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies allows young children to develop their literacy skills with a teen volunteer. Teen volunteers meet weekly with their Little Buddy for 1-hour sessions. During that time, the pair read children’s books, color, play literacy games, and more. Teen volunteers must be available for a weekly commitment for the span of the 6-week program. This program occurs in the fall, winter, and spring.

Click here to apply: Big Buddy Application.


Electronic Teen Advisory Group (eTAG) is an opportunity to periodically earn small amounts of volunteer credit by answering opinion questions about the library. These questions will relate to technologies in the library, library programs, the collection and more. This can be done on your own time without the need to come to the library. Each short questionnaire you fill out will earn you 15 minutes of volunteer credit.