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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. 


How Do I Get My Hours?

Post-program, students must complete an online reflection in order to receive documentation for their participation. This requirement will begin in January 2021. 

Staff then prepares documents for each individual participant. This includes a signed letter with details of your experience, as well as signed school forms where applicable. These letters will be individually emailed to each participant. It is the students' responsibility to submit them to their school office. 

We have large groups participating in our virtual volunteer programs, so we appreciate your patience while we prepare everyone's paperwork.

Current Workshops:

Changing the Conversation: Mental Health Advocacy

Saturday January 23 | 1:00-3:00pm

Grades 9-12. Join us for another opportunity to earn community hours in this virtual program dedicated to mental health. Learn about mental health advocacy, how to start important conversations with friends and family, and why it’s important to do so. You’ll even get some great tips for self-care. This program is hosted in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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 advanced. Registration opens on December 5, 2020. 


Journey to Human Rights with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights

Saturday February 6 (rescheduled from Dec 12, 2020) | 12:00-2:00pm (Group 1)  OR 2:30-4:30pm (Group 2)

Learn about Canada’s ongoing human rights journey by engaging with Indigenous concepts of human rights and exploring how people have used and continue to use their voices and effective action to claim their rights. Students will discover Canada’s legal system and make connections between human rights stories and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Guides will take your students on an inspiring journey while promoting dialogue regarding ongoing human rights issues.

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. 

Registration now open. Please sign up for your preferred session: Register for Group 1 OR Register for Group 2.  

** The program is repeated, so please register for one session only**


Lived Experiences Past and Present with the Halton Black History Awareness Society

Saturday February 20 | 1:00-2:30pm 

Join us for this virtual volunteer opportunity, featuring the perspectives of four panelists who will detail a brief history of their various generational backgrounds, dating from early times to the present, and conveying their experiences as a minority in Canada in the 21st century. A question and answer period will follow. Hosted in partnership with the Halton Black History Awareness Society.

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. 

Registration opens January 20, 2021.


Virtual Career Lab with the Halton Industry Education Center

Monday March 15 | 10:30 - 12:30 (Group 1)  OR 1:30-3:30pm (Group 2)

The Halton Industry Education Center (HIEC) is committed to helping youth reduce their anxiety about the future by promoting healthy optimistic conversations about young people’s place in the future and the world of work. That’s why we are excited to announce that you can visit the Career Lab this year with our Virtual Career Lab. Modeled after our in house Career Awareness Programming, this virtual offering includes fun interactive activities, resources, and relevant information that support youth in making informed and inspired career decisions.

Join us for a 2-hour session to discover your aptitudes, learn about different workplace environments, and explore over 3000 careers.

Program will take place online and login credentials will be sent our prior to the program. Please check your spam to ensure you receive them.  

Registration opens February 23 at 9:30am. Please sign up for your preferred session: Register for Group 1 OR Register for Group 2  

** The program is repeated, so please register for one session only**


Past Workshops:

Teamwork and Leadership

Saturday November 14 | 1:00-3:00pm

Milton's Culture Plan: Imagine the Possibilities

Wednesday November 18 | 6:30-8:30pm



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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