Teen Volunteer Opportunities

 In-person, online and telephone registration for all July programs began on Monday, June 10.
Registration for August programs begins on July 8.
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.


All Buildings

The Children's Department is looking for volunteers to assist with their Summer Reading Program.
Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis at all buildings until June 24th.
To apply, fill out the application and return it to the Children's Desk at any building.
Volunteers must be 14 years of age by June 24, 2019 and volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 must have working papers.
 

Commack Building

Friday, July 19 • 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.


Straw Rocket Competition Volunteers
Thursday, July 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
Help younger children build straw rockets. Once built, we will have a fun competition to see who built the best rocket.


Game Buddies Volunteers
Friday, July 26 • 4:00-5:00pm
Play fun board games with a younger child.

Book Buddies Volunteers
Friday, August 2 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.


Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, August 14 • 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.
 

 

Kings Park Building

Coding Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, July 9 • 4:00-5:00pm
Help a younger child with an hour of code.

Science Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, July 16 • 3:30-4:30pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple but awesome projects that explore science, technology, engineering and math.


Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, July 22 • 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.


Book Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, August 28 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.


Book Sale Room Volunteers
Wednesday, August 21 • 7:00-8:00pm
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.


Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Monday, August 5 • 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation.


Game Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, August 22 • 4:00-5:00pm
Play fun board games with a younger child.

 

Nesconset Building

 
Tuesday, July 9 • 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, July 30 • 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.


Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, July 10 • 7:15-8:15pm
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.


Toy Paramedic Volunteers
Friday, July 12 • 2:30-3:30pm
Help keep our children's toys in tip top shape. We will clean and sanitize, replace batteries and organize for our littlest patrons.


Library Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, July 24 • 2:45-3:45pm
Earn community service by being paired with a young child to assist him/her with reading and an art project.


Galaxy Dough Volunteers
Tuesday, July 30 • 2:45-3:45pm
Work one-on-one with a younger child to create galaxy play dough.

Book Sale Room Volunteers
Saturday, August 3 • 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 28 • 11:00am-12:00pm
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.


Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, August 7 • 7:15-8:15pm
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 Buddies Volunteers

Thursday, August 8 • 2:45-3:45pm
Earn community service by being paired with a young child to assist him/her with reading and an art project.


Toy Paramedic Volunteers
Friday, August 9 • 2:30-3:30pm
Help keep our children's toys in tip top shape. We will clean and sanitize, replace batteries and organize for our littlest patrons.


Puppet Parade Volunteers
Tuesday, August 13 • 2:45-3:45pm
Pull some strings and work side by side with children to make unique puppets using a variety of art materials.


Craft Kits for Kindness
Thursday, August 22 • 2:30-3:30pm
Teen volunteers will be cutting and putting together craft kits to give to local seniors in our community nursing homes.

Smithtown Building

Do you love Comic Con and fandms? Then you should apply to be part of SmithCon 2019! We are looking for teens to help staff with sign-in and different activities throughout the day. Click here for an application! Applications are due to any Adult Reference Desk by Friday, July 19.
 
Thursday, July 11 • 4:00-5:00pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple but awesome projects that explore science, technology, engineering and math.

Library Carnival Volunteers
Wednesday, July 24• 5:30-8:30pm
Come assist the Children’s Department set up and run a carnival on the front lawn. In case of rain, this program will be held indoors.


Robo-Buddies Volunteers
Monday, July 29 • 4:00-5:00pm
Children ages 8-10 will be paired with teens in grades 6-12 to sharpen their STEM skills as they plan, code and guide robots through various challenges.

Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament Volunteers
Monday, August 5 • 5:00-6:30pm
Wednesday, August 7 • 6:00-8:00pm
Teen volunteers are needed to assist with and referee the Fourth Annual Smithtown Library Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament. Teen volunteers must attend both the training session and the tournament.


Kindness Cards Volunteers
Tuesday, August 27 • 4:30-5:30pm
Help brighten someone's day by volunteering to hand make greeting cards for people in your community.