Want to Volunteer?
Interested in becoming a TEEN VOLUNTEER for the Clearwater Public Library System? You've come to the right place!!!! Earn hours for school, scholarships, or just for fun! Our teen volunteer program is open to young people in grades 6-12.
Volunteer Forms and Instructions
Step 1: Fill Out the Paperwork
Start by printing and filling out the five documents at the top of the page.
(Anyone working or volunteering with children fills this out. You must have this document notarized.)
Step 2: Visit the PCSO
17050 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, 33778 (727.582.6200)
737 Louden Avenue, Dunedin, 34698 (727.582.6900)
Due to the sensitive nature of juvenile information they will only release a background check directly to the juvenile or their parent/guardian. You must bring an ID with your date of birth on it. If your parent/guardian visits without you present, they must have your original birth certificate. Visit the Records Department at either location listed above and let them know you need a background check. This service will be provided free of charge. Please attach the document from the Sheriff's Department to the rest of your paperwork. You do not need to give them any other forms.
Step 3: Return Documents to the Library
Return the notarized Affidavit of Good Moral Character, the background check performed by PCSO, and your completed and signed volunteer application to either the branch library where you are applying or by mail to:
Clearwater Public Library System
Attn: Mercedes Bleattler
100 N. Osceola Ave
Clearwater, FL 33755
Step 4: Processing
Once we receive all your paperwork, we run a final background check. This process usually takes one to two weeks. We'll contact you by telephone as soon as you are accepted or if there are any problems with your paperwork.
If you are completing Service Learning Hours for educational purposes it is your responsibility to make sure that your guidance counselor or school representative has approved your volunteer assignment. It is also your responsibility to make sure that all paperwork involved is properly tracked, signed, and submitted. If you need assistance, please see either your school representative or the Volunteer Coordinator. (Bright Futures has very strict guidelines. Make sure you check with your school before beginning hours for this scholarship.)