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 unless otherwise noted.
Registration for November programs begins on Monday, November 9. Registration for November programs began on Tuesday, October 13.
 

January

 
Teen Volunteer-Craft Kits for Kids
Smithtown
Assist our Children’s Department by assembling craft kits for kids. Teen Volunteer kits must be picked up from the Smithtown Building starting January 2 and must be picked up before January 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 February 8.
 
Teen Volunteer-Operation Gratitude Paracord Bracelets
All Buildings
Make paracord bracelets for troops and first responders to wear or use in case of emergency. Supplies can be picked up at any of our Reference desks starting January 2 and must be picked up before January 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 February 8.
 
Teen Volunteer-Birdseed Feeders
All Buildings
Help feed the birds this winter by making hanging birdseed feeders. Teens will create these feeders by mixing birdseed, gelatin and corn syrup together and molding the mixture into delightful shapes. Supplies can be picked up at any of our Reference desks starting January 2 and must be picked up before January 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. Feeders must be returned by February 8. This program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.
 

December

 
Teen Take and Make–Kindness Magnets
Kings Park
Make your favorite winter scene 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 must be picked up and returned to the Kings Park Building before December 29 during the Library’s scheduled hours. In person or telephone registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be given.
 
Teen Take and Make-Personalized Placemats
Nesconset
Spread the holiday cheer by decorating placemats that will be donated to Meals on Wheels© this winter. Each teen will be given three placemats and markers to take home to decorate and design. Placemats must be picked up and returned to the Nesconset Building before December 29 during the Library's scheduled hours. In person or telephone registration required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be given.
 

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.
  • Bookmarks

    Click here for printable bookmark designs.

    Teens can earn 1 hour of community service by 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.

  • 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. Check out the Teen section of the Library’s homepage for more information.