A group of teens spent their summer volunteering at the Southwest Branch Library. This is Jesse’s second summer volunteering for the library. Now he tells us what he really thought about his volunteer experience assisting with programs, planning a program for other teens, and helping out their librarians!
Jesse, what did you think about volunteering at the library this summer?
When I volunteered last summer, I was, for the most part, just an extra pair of hands. I was someone who catered to the odds and ends of the library whenever I happened to be around. While that was a great experience that I do not regret at all, it never really felt like I was part of the library. This year, I had the chance to a part of a larger project. Me and a small group of other volunteers organized and executed an event that we knew people of our age group would enjoy and be excited about. Alas, I was not able to see the final product first hand due to my unfortunate vacation schedule. But I still feel a strong sense of gratification knowing that I was a part of an organized event that hopefully made a small impression on the library and community. Continue reading