Volunteering & Activism
Are you 12-18 years old? Have you ever thought about volunteering at the library?
As a library volunteer, you can help with the Summer of Reading program, help with gaming activities, or help shelve library materials. Or, if you have a great idea about what you'd like to do as a volunteer, let us know!
Read Asa's story: Why I Volunteer at the Denver Public Library.
The following locations accept volunteers, but keep in mind that volunteer positions are limited:
- Athmar Park Branch Library
- Ross-Barnum Branch Library
- Bear Valley Branch Library
- Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
- Byers Branch Library - currently full
- Central Library, Children's Department
- Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library
- Decker Branch Library - currently full
- Eugene Field Branch Library
- Ford-Warren Branch Library
- Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
- Hadley Branch Library
- Hampden Branch Library
- Montbello Branch Library - currently full
- Park Hill Branch Library
- Pauline Robinson Branch Library
- Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
- Sam Gary Branch Library - currently full - The Sam Gary Branch accepts Teen Volunteer applications every year in the spring (March-May) to assist with Summer of Reading registration (June-August).
- Schlessman Family Branch Library - currently full
- Ross-University Hills Branch Library
- Virginia Village Branch Library
- Woodbury Branch Library
For more information about volunteering, please contact Veletta Hopes in the Volunteer Office at 720-865-2043, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do Something Tools and resources for you to convert your ideas and energy into positive action.
The Hip-Hop Association Music for social change, tolerance, civic participation and social reform.
Kids, Know Your Rights! A Young Person’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom A four-page PDF brochure written by members of ALSC’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.
Rock the Vote Dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and helping youth realize and utilize their power to create political change in their communities.
Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) The largest student environmental organization in the world.
MTV Act Take action on issues you care about.
The Truth A student-run project that aims to expose the underhanded advertising tactics cigarette companies use to get kids to smoke.
Mobilize Empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
Ashoka Youth Venture Dream it. Do it. Grow it.
Amnesty International A worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote internationally recognized human rights.
Taking It Global A network of people taking action for a more sustainable planet.
Your Environment. Your Choice. Provides you with the information you need to make environmentally sound choices about the products and natural resources you use, the waste you create and the environment in which you live.
Teens Turning Green A student led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.
The Sierra Student Coalition A broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working to protect the environment.