2023 Summer YAC Volunteering


Applications for the Summer Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Volunteer program are available from March 15-April 15 annually! If you are aged 14 to 18 and are interested in a summer volunteer position at one of our libraries, this is for you!

Summer YAC is a great opportunity for teens to make new friends, learn new skills and build volunteer hours while having fun at the library.

The program runs from May 30-July 30, 2023. All of our locations have volunteer availabilities this year.

Summer YAC volunteers are scheduled an average of 6-10 hours each week at their chosen library and can help with a variety of activities, from STEM programs and storytimes to shelving, craft projects and more.

If you would like to apply, please complete the online application here

Applications are available from March 15 to April 15 each year. All applications must be completed no later than April 15 in order to be considered. Check your email! You will be contacted to schedule a phone interview soon after that.  If you are selected for the program you will also need to read, print, and sign this Volunteer Expectations form and bring it with you to your Summer YAC orientation in May.

Orientation Schedule

Gainesville: Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.

North Hall: Thursday, May 11, 6:00 p.m.

SSP: Saturday, May 13, 10:00 a.m.

Blackshear: Saturday, May 13, 12:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Lisa Echols, Youth Services Director, at 770-532-3311 Ext 104 or lechols@hallcountylibrary.org.

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Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members help propose, organize, market, and execute teen & youth programs with the Hall County Library System! You will earn volunteer credit for the time spent at all meetings and other activities!

We're looking for enthusiastic students ages 14-18 who are interested in making an impact on their community while developing their leadership skills and, most importantly, having fun! At our once a month, one-hour YAC meetings you'll work on projects to serve the library. You may be assembling crafts, preparing for summer reading, creating a display, or helping plan cool library programs! You'll have the opportunity to help with library events on evenings, weekends, or holidays when it fits your schedule, including storytimes, children's events, and even outreach! 

If you would like to help the library and the Hall County community during the school year, PRINT the membership application below, fill it out, and bring it to the next YAC meeting at the Blackshear Place Library, Spout Springs Library, or the Gainesville Library on the Square. For summer volunteering positions, fill out the online application available here from March 15 - April 15 and we will contact you for an interview.


Do I have to join YAC to volunteer at the library?  Yes. To volunteer during the school year, if you are ages 14-18, please print and complete the YAC application below and bring it to the next monthly meeting at your local library. To join the summer YAC volunteer program, complete the online summer application available from March 15 to April 15 each spring. We will contact you for an interview!   

I missed the first fall meeting, can I still join YAC? Yes. The HCLS YAC runs throughout the school year. Feel free to join us at any of our meetings in August through April. If you would like to be a summer volunteer, complete the online application available from March 15 to April 15 each spring and we will contact you for an interview.

How does a YAC member get volunteer credit? We will keep track of the hours members volunteer with us and provide an official summary when requested. Volunteers receive credit for the time spent at the monthly meetings and any additional time they assist at the library in programs, shelving or helping with outreach. If you need documentation, please let us know in advance so we can compile that information.

Is there any cost associated with YAC? NOPE!

Are parents allowed at YAC meetings? No. YAC is a time for teens to be teens with other teens! They will be well-monitored by HCLS Youth Services Staff. Parents ARE invited to the first meeting of each semester in August and January.

Please contact the YAC coordinator at your branch or lechols@hallcountylibrary.org with any questions or concerns.


 To participate in the
school year
Youth Advisory Council
please print and complete
YAC application 
and bring it to
the next YAC meeting
at your local branch!

Summer applications will be available 
March 15 - April 15.

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