Now that the school year is coming to a close, it’s time to decide what you’re going to do this summer! If you don’t want to spend the long, hot days playing Candy Crush on Facebook, why not consider getting a summer job or volunteering? Now is the time to start locating places you might be interested in volunteering or applying, getting your resume together, and contacting potential supervisors for your summertime activities. Think about how work and volunteer experiences will look on your college applications versus a summer spent catching up on Netflix reruns!
Not sure where to start? We suggest the following resources available at the Santa Clara County Library District. We have lots of books, online portals, and more to help set you on the path to a productive summer. Check these out or visit your local library branch today for more information.
Websites and online portals:
Click here to check out how to begin volunteering at one of our library branches.
Visit our Money & Work page to find links to JobScout, JobNow and JobView: Bay Area. These services are available to you 24/7 and will help you with resume building, job skills, and even allow you to apply for jobs online!
Check out the website for HandsOn Bay Area to find volunteer opportunities outside of the library system.
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