The Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries are currently accepting applications for teens and adults who want to get involved in their community by volunteering virtually at the library.

Teens can earn community service hours or volunteer just for fun by completing online book reviews or contributing to the Teen Graphic Novel Club. Book reviews are posted on the Book Reviews by Teens page of the library website, so contributors can see their reviews in print and read other teens’ reviews.

Members of the Teen Graphic Novel Club can volunteer by contributing to the club blog; acting as a discussion leader during meetings; creating marketing such as flyers and bookmarks; or writing book reviews on each month’s selections. For more, contact Teen Graphic Novel Club coordinator Alex Whelan at

Visit the library’s Teen Volunteer Opportunities webpage for more details on all of the teen volunteer programs and to complete the online volunteer application for minors.

The library is also welcoming applications for adult volunteers interested in providing online tutoring to help K-8 students succeed academically through the library’s virtual after-school program. Volunteers will tutor remotely from home and will receive training on using the library’s homework help resources, including BrainFuse HelpNow! and ProQuest Homework Central.

Tutoring sessions will take place 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more, contact Brent Field, supervising librarian, at or 805-690-5137.

“Volunteering is a great way to stay connected and get involved, which is more important than ever in our current times,” said Elizabeth Saucedo, Goleta Valley Library children’s librarian. “We’re very excited to provide these virtual opportunities to our community.”

Volunteer applications are available at For information on programs and events at the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries, visit the online calendar.