2015 VACo Achievement Award
Jumpstart Your Summer Teen Volunteer Fair
Awarded by the Virginia Association of Counties in the category of Community and Economic Development
Beginning in the spring of 2013, the Tuckahoe Area Library's Teen Librarian, Mandy Arnold, invited and hosted representatives from non-profit organizations for a 'Jumpstart Your Summer' teen volunteer fair to meet with teens to discuss opportunities for volunteering. The teen volunteer fair brought together non-profit organizations and local high school teens as a way to serve the community and help teens earn community service volunteer hours prior to graduation from high school. The fair was so successful, that it has become an annual event for Henrico County Public Library (HCPL). The program is a great way for the library to partner with local businesses, nonprofits and other county agencies, while helping local teens earn community service hours.