Milton Public Library offers high school students volunteer hours for participating in select programs, which help to benefit our community. Teens can sign up via our Program Calendar.

Garden Volunteers

Beaty branch, various days and times, May-October – please see the Program Calendar to register

Did you know that our Beaty branch is home to our Indigenous Learning Garden? It contains examples of local indigenous plants and also serves as a pollinator garden for our beehives. The garden will require care all summer long, so we are looking for teen volunteers to assist our gardener with maintenance – planting, weeding, watering, digging, harvesting, and everything else. You are permitted to sign up for multiple dates. Please sign up for each date individually. Please note that there will be a 2 strike policy – if you register for multiple dates and fail to attend or cancel your registration in advance twice, you will be removed from any future garden volunteer dates that you have registered for this season.

You will be working outside, so please bring a hat, gardening gloves, and sunscreen, and we recommend that you wear long sleeves and pants. Please be aware that ticks have been found in the garden in previous years.

This volunteer opportunity is intended for teens in high school, and participants will be eligible for volunteer hours. Please register using the name of the person who needs the volunteer hours.

Project Pen Pal

Thursday, April 25, May 23, and June 20, 2024

Main Branch at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Project Pen Pal is a fun and creative program that connects teenagers with seniors in a meaningful and thoughtful way by providing them with an opportunity to create a relationship through an old fashioned letter writing process.

Teens will have the material necessary to write letters to seniors, and those letters will be distributed to local retirement homes. Teens will also have the ability to make small crafts or items to include in their envelopes.

Participants who attend high school will also be eligible to earn their community volunteer hours. Registration is for 3 months at a time – eg. January, February, and March.

All Together Now: An Intergenerational Games Night for Teens and Seniors

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Main Branch at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a master of Monopoly? A conqueror of Bingo? An expert card game player, or just want to learn from some seasoned players? Join us for an Intergenerational Games Night at the Milton Public Library.

Come out and connect with the residents of Birkdale Retirement Home to learn something new and (maybe) beat them at their own game!

Games are great for the mind and even better at bringing people together for an evening of fun problem-solving and social interaction, so be sure to register today.  You are never too old, or young, to have some fun at the library!

Teens who register and attend are eligible to collect their Community Volunteer Hours. Please sign up for each date individually.

Write for Rights

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 5:30-6:30 PM, Main branch

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 8:00-8:45 PM, Main branch

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 7:00-8:30 PM, Main branch

Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 7:00-8:30 PM, Main branch

Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 7:00-8:30 PM, Main branch

For over 20 years, Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign has transformed the lives of people whose rights have been wronged. Teens will view a short video synopsis on highlighted cases from Amnesty International. They will then write a letter to help the cause.

Participants are eligible to earn volunteer hours. Please register for each date separately.

Beaty Birdhouse Bonanza

Saturday, April 27, 2024 and Saturday, May 11, 2024

Beaty Branch at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Did you know that the Beaty branch is home to our Indigenous Learning Garden? As a way to make it more welcoming to the feathered members of the Milton community, we’re going to design and decorate birdhouses which will be placed in the garden. We will also learn a bit about the history of birdhouses. This is a two-week program: week 1 will be the design phase and week 2 will be the decorating phase.

Participants will be eligible to earn volunteer hours for participation. Please register once for both dates.