5 Ways to Get Great Volunteers

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3. Keep It Interesting

Make sure to give your volunteers something they're interested in doing. Some people may want to just shelve books, but other volunteers will want a task more aligned to their interests. Many teens, for example, would make great computer lab volunteers. Other teens learning Spanish at school could host a Spanish story hour for ESL students. Helping other people, both old and young, is a highly rewarding activity for teens.