Teen Volunteer Opportunities

  
Registration requirements for all programs are listed in the description of each program. Check the Library’s calendar or contact the Library by phone (631) 360-2480, chat (www.smithlib.org) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information or availability.
Teen Services programs are open to those in grades 6-12 (up to age 18) unless otherwise noted.
Registration for June programs begins on Monday, May 10. Registration for May programs began on Monday, April 12.
 
Looking for even more ways to earn community service? Scroll down to see a listing of our virtual volunteer opportunities.
 

JUNE

Teen Volunteer – Craft Kits for Kids
Smithtown Building
Assist our Children’s Department by assembling craft kits for kids. Kits will be available at the Smithtown Building starting June 1 and must be picked up before June 30. In person or telephone registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be given for four completed craft kits. Completed kits must be returned by July 12.
 
Teen Volunteer-Palette Packs
Commack and Nesconset Buildings
Help make palette packs filled with art supplies for children that will be donated to local charities. Supplies can be picked up at the Commack and Nesconset Buildings beginning June 1 and must be picked up before June 30. In person or telephone registration required. Please inform staff which building you would like to pick up your supplies from at registration. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be awarded for making two palette packs. Kits must be returned by July 12.
 
Teen Volunteer – Operation Gratitude Paracord Bracelets
Smithtown and Kings Park Buildings
Make paracord bracelets for troops and first responders to wear or use in case of emergency. Supplies can be picked up at the Kings Park or Smithtown Buildings beginning June 1 and must be picked up before June 30. In person or telephone registration required. Please inform staff which building you would like to pick up your supplies from at registration. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be given for three bracelets. Bracelets must be returned by July 12.
 

MAY

Teen Volunteer – Craft Kits for Kids
Smithtown Building
Assist our Children’s Department by assembling craft kits for kids. Kits will be available at the Smithtown Building starting May 1 and must be picked up before May 29. In person or telephone registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be given for four completed craft kits. Completed kits must be returned by June 14.
 
Teen Volunteer-K9 Kerchiefs
Nesconset and Commack Buildings
Decorate and color bandanas for the dogs at the Smithtown Animal Shelter to wear on adoption days. Each teen will be given three bandanas and fabric markers to take home to decorate and design. Kits will be available at the Nesconset and Commack Buildings beginning May 1 and must be picked up by May 29. In person or telephone registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be awarded for making three bandanas. Kits must be returned by June 14.
 
Teen Volunteer-Kindness Magnets
Smithtown and Kings Park Buildings
Make your favorite spring and summer scenes into a magnet that will be sent to the Library's homebound patrons. Each teen will be given four mini canvases, paint pens and magnet strips. Kits will be available at the Smithtown and Kings Park buildings starting May 1 and must be picked up by May 29. In person or telephone registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be awarded for four magnets. Kits can be returned to any building by June 14.
  


 
VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
TVO At Home
Looking for a way to volunteer from home? The Teen Services Department is looking for volunteers to design bookmarks, cards and kindness rocks that will be distributed to the community. 

In order to receive community service credit for volunteer projects created at home, completed projects must be dropped off at the Reference Desk at any Smithtown Library building. All projects must include a copy of the Teen Volunteer Opportunity Project Drop Off Form.A teen librarian will review your project and send out your certificate to the email address listed on your form. Community service credit is at the discretion of the teen librarians.
Please note: School email addresses (ex. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) cannot receive outside mail. Please use an alternate email address.
 
  • Bookmarks Click here for printable bookmark designs. Teens can earn 1 hour of community service by completing 4 bookmarks. Limit two hours of service credit per month.
  • Kindness Cards Click here for a printable Kindness Card. Kindness cards must be printed double sided. Teens can earn 1 hour of community service by completing 2 cards. Limit two hours of service credit per month. Please sign your cards either from The Smithtown Library Teen or with your first name only.
  • Rock Your Town
    Spread kindness through Smithtown. Put your art skills to use by decorating rocks with positive and inspiring messages that will be distributed through our towns. Head outdoors and collect three rocks. Paint and decorate them to earn one hour of community service. Limit two hours of service credit per month.
 
Teen Book Review Program
Earn community service by reviewing teen books! The Smithtown Library is looking for teens in grades 6-12 who would be willing to read and review a recently released teen novel. Reviewers will receive three (3) hours community service credit for each submitted review that meets all of the listed requirements, up to a total of 6 hours per month.
Please review all of the Teen Reviewer Guidelines here.
 
Instagram Teen Takeover
Earn community service by creating social media posts for the Library that promote library services and resources. Teens who participate will be eligible to earn two hours of community service credit for four social media posts, up to a total of four hours per month.
Please review all of the Instagram Teen Takeover Guidelines here.
Need some inspiration? Click below to see example posts.
 
Rescue Tails
Do you have a rescue pet? Tell us all about your best friend and share their story to help promote animal adoption.
Please review all of the Rescue Tails Guidelines here.