Teen Volunteer Opportunities

 In-person, online and telephone registration for all September programs began on Monday, August 12.
Registration for October programs begins on September 9.
Registration is required unless otherwise noted.
Programs that require fees can be paid by credit card, cash, check or money order to The Smithtown Library.
Program fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Teen programs are open to those in grades 6-12 unless otherwise noted.


Commack Building

 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, September 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with a LEGO® creation.
 
Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, September 25 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teach younger children how to play chess and checkers. You do not have to be an expert to volunteer but knowledge of the rules is required. 

Great Give Back Animal Shelter Drive
Tuesday, October 1 • 7:00-8:00pm
Be a part of our Great Give Back and help us as we create an Animal Shelter Drive that will be at the Commack Branch from October 2-31. Teens will make posters of adoptable pets and decorate a donation box to collect animal food and gently used towels and blankets. We will also be making catnip toys for the feline residents of the shelter. This program is part of the Great Give Back series.
 
Game Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, October 9 • 4:00-5:00pm
Play fun board games with a younger child.
 
Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Friday, October 25 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teach younger children how to play chess and checkers. You do not have to be an expert to volunteer but knowledge of the rules is required.
 
Craft Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, October 23 • 4:00-5:00pm
Spend an afternoon paired with a younger child for a seasonal art project.
 
Art with Friends Volunteers
Monday, October 28 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teens will work alongside school aged children to create an intricate project to take home. We will be using art materials, please dress appropriately.
 
 

 

Kings Park Building

 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Thursday September 12 • 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with a LEGO® creation.
 
Game Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, September 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
Play fun board games with a younger child.
 
Book Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, September 25 • 4:00-5:00pm
Read to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.

St. Johnland Nursing Center Visit

Saturday, October 19 • 2:30-4:00 pm
Brighten up someone’s day by playing board games with the residents of the St. Johnland Nursing Center in Kings Park. Teens must have a parent or guardian sign a permission slip, which will be located at the reference desk, in order to participate. Teens also must have their own transportation to and from the nursing center. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of a cold or flu on the day of the program, please do not attend.

Book Buddies Volunteers

Tuesday, October 22 • 4:00-5:00pm
Read to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. 

Game Buddies Volunteers

Thursday, October 24 • 4:00-5:00pm
Play fun board games with a younger child.

Art Buddies Volunteers

Monday, October 28 • 4:00-5:00pm
Spend an afternoon paired with a younger child for some art projects. We will be using art materials, please dress appropriately.

 

Nesconset Building

Tuesday, September 10 • 6:30-7:30pm
Teen volunteers are needed to assist collecting and sorting donations as well as helping to maintain the Friends of The Smithtown Library book sale. Please register for one session only.
 
Take and Bake Dog Treats
Wednesday, September 18 • 4:00-4:45pm
Help feed our furry friends at the Smithtown Animal Shelter. We will prepare all ingredients for dog treats and you will take them home to bake. Return them to the Library within two days and earn two hours of community service. This program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.
 
Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, September 19 • 6:45-7:45pm
Teach younger children how to play chess and checkers. You do not have to be an expert to volunteer but knowledge of the rules is required.

Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, October 12 • 2:45-3:45pm
Teach younger children how to play chess and checkers. You do not have to be an expert to volunteer but knowledge of the rules is required.
 
Library Lab Volunteers
Thursday, October 17 • 4:30-5:30pm
Plug in and connect with younger students as you assist with homework, reaching reading goals and STEAM activities.
 
Give Back and Give Thanks for Teens
Saturday, October 19 • 11:00am-12:00pm
It's time for the Great Give Back. Help local soup kitchens get ready for Thanksgiving when you decorate placemats, centerpieces and roll silverware.
 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Tuesday, October 22 • 6:30-7:30pm
Teen volunteers are needed to assist collecting and sorting donations as well as helping to maintain the Friends of The Smithtown Library book sale.
 
Cards for Troops
Saturday, October 26 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Honor our local troops and veterans by decorating cards for Veterans Day.
 

 

Smithtown Building

Craft Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, September 10 • 4:30-5:30pm
Enjoy earning community service by spending an afternoon paired with a younger child for some craft projects. We will be using art materials, please dress appropriately.
 
Bookmark Volunteers
Tuesday, September 24 • 5:00-6:00pm
Teen volunteers are needed to design and make bookmarks. Bookmarks will be sent to patrons who are enjoying The Smithtown Library's Homebound Mail Service.

Science Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, October 1 • 4:30-5:30pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple but awesome projects that explore science, technology, engineering and math.

No Sew Fleece Blankets Volunteers

Saturday, October 19 • 10:00-12:00pm
Come participate in the Great Give Back by creating warm and comforting blankets for children in need.

Book Buddies Volunteers

Tuesday, October 22 • 4:30-5:30pm
Read to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.