Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteer Information

Teen Volunteer Book Reviewers

Teens ages 13+ can receive community service hours for writing book reviews that meet requirements. Read How to become a Book Reviewer with the Alameda Free Library here. 

Homework Coaches


High school students who are interested in helping elementary school students with their homework are encouraged to get involved in the Homework Coaching program at the library. Homework coaching may involve explaining the directions of a homework assignment, listening to a student read aloud, guiding a student through math problems and helping them with writing assignments.High school students will earn community service hours for the time they volunteer as coaches.


  • Proficiency in math and/or language arts subjects
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Attend training session
  • 4 month (1 day per week, 3:30-5 p.m.) minimum commitment
  • Parent/guardian consent
  • Coaches must be in the 9th-12th grade
  • Link to Homework Coach Application

Check back soon for more information for volunteer opportunities, for 2022 school year. 

There will be no coaching available for 2021.


Teen Advisory Board




Have a cool idea for a teen event at the library? Want to learn a new craft, plan an art show, watch a movie, or teach a board game? Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to let us know what you’re interested in. The Teen Advisory Board is your chance to make a difference in the library for yourself and other teens in Alameda. You can also add an impressive membership to your resume for future job or college applications. Any teen, ages 13 to 18, can join the Teen Advisory Board



Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Main Library

RSVP to Teen Librarian Kat at kkong@alamedaca.gov