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Earn Community Hours with the Teen Advisory Group!

Our volunteer program is getting a new look. Continue reading below for all the details!

 What is the Teen Advisory Group (aka TAG)?

The Teen Advisory Group at Milton Public Library is the perfect opportunity for teens looking to complete their high school community service hours. This year, we're going completely virtual so that you can earn your hours in a safe, but fun environment. Attend various workshops, and participate online to earn hours that you can put towards your 40 community hours for school. 

What Will I Be Doing?

All year long, we'll be hosting online workshops aimed at helping you learn more about community development, diversity, inclusivity, and how to be an ally to members of your community. Join in for lectures, discussions, and activities designed to help you grow, and to tackle important community issues. Have an idea? Let us know!

How Do I Apply?

Any student in Grades 9 to 12, who lives or goes to school in Milton is welcome to join in. Students are responsible for signing themselves up for each session, using our online registration system to do so. 


Current Workshops:

Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education

Saturday October 3 | 1:00-4:00pm

Grades 9-12. We will re-stream this virtual event, which provides an important opportunity to learn first hand from Residential School Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, artists, and leaders from nations and cultures across the country. Participate to honour Residential School Survivors, their families, and communities, and earn community hours for learning about how you can play a role in encouraging meaningful Reconciliation. Organized by The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba. This event will take place via Zoom. Login credentials will be emailed to all registrants the day before the event.

Please register in advance by clicking on the program title, or by clicking here.


Teamwork and Leadership Skills with VPI Working Solutions

Saturday November 14 | 1:00-3:00pm

Grades 9-12. Should a group leader be a charismatic motivator, a knowledgeable bureaucrat, or a strict authoritarian? When working with others, should every teammate "pull their own weight"? What kind of roles exist in every group, and which one suits you best? The virtual learning opportunity will give you the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to hone your leadership and teamwork skills, while also learning about yourself. And the best part? Do it all while earning community hours! Please register in advance. Hosted in partnership with VPI Working Solutions.

This event will take place via Zoom. Login credentials will be emailed to all registrants the day before the event. Please check your spam to ensure you receive them.

Please register in advance by clicking on the program title, or by clicking here.


Volunteer Responsibilities:

To be fully engaged in their opportunity, participating to the best of their ability and demonstrating enthusiasm for their event.

To act as a positive role model and teen advocate within the community, and as representatives of Milton Public Library.

To provide feedback to staff about volunteer opportunities and the program in general.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Completed Grade 8 but not graduated from High School

A resident of Milton, or attending a Milton High School

Passion for community involvement

Conscientious and reliable

Friendly and welcoming attitude

Strong communication skills

Openness to learning new skills and taking on new opportunities

Able to work independently in order to fulfill assigned tasks

Able to work well as part of a team in order to fulfill assigned tasks

Able to illustrate respect, empathy, and patience with others, regardless of age group