Teen Volunteer Opportunities

 In-person, online and telephone registration for all March programs began on Monday, February 11.
Registration for April programs begins on March 11.
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

 

Wednesday, March 13 • 4:00-5:00pm
Spend an afternoon paired with a younger child for a seasonal art project. We will be using art materials, please
dress appropriately.
 
Chess Buddies Volunteers
Friday, March 15 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teach younger children how to play chess. You do not have to be a chess expert to volunteer but knowledge of the rules is required.
 
Science Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, March 28 • 4:00-5:00pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children to work with simple but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math.
 
Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, April 24 • 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.
 
Book Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, April 11, 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.
 
Coding Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, April 17 • 4:00-5:00pm
Volunteer to help a younger child with a coding activity.

 

Kings Park Building

Thursday, March 7 • 4:00-5:00 pm
Play fun board games with a younger child.
 
Homework Helpers
Wednesday, March 13 • 4:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 27 • 4:00-5:00 pm
Volunteers in grades 9-12 will work one-on-one with children in grades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of recommendation prior to the start of the program. You must register for each date you wish to volunteer after submitting an application.
 
Cards for Troops Volunteers
Monday, March 11 • 4:00-5:00 pm
Help write and decorate cards for our troops serving overseas.
 
Book Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, March 21 • 4:00-5:00 pm
Read to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.
 
Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, March 25 • 4:00-5:00 pm
Spend an afternoon paired with a younger child for some art projects. We will be using art materials, please dress appropriately.
 
Science Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, April 9 • 4:00-5:00pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children together to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math.
 
Homework Helpers
Wednesday, April 10 • 4:00-5:00pm
Volunteers in grades 9-12 will work one-on-one with children in grades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of recommendation prior to the start of the program. You must register for each date you wish to volunteer after submitting an application. The application is available at both the Adult and Children's Reference Desks.
 
Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, April 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.
 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, April 23 • 2:30-3:30pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation.
 
Cat Toy Volunteers
Wednesday, April 24 • 7:00-8:00pm
April is the ASPCA's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Celebrate by putting together cat toys that will be donated to the local animal shelter.
 

 

Nesconset Building

 
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 • 4:30-5:30pm
Volunteers in grades 9-12 will work one-on-one with children in grades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of recommendation prior to the start of the program. You must register for each date you wish to volunteer after submitting an application.
 
Chess Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, March 7 • 6:15-7:15pm
Teach younger children how to play chess. You do not have to be a chess expert to volunteer but knowledge of the rules is required.
 
Bookmark Volunteers
Friday, March 22 • 4:00-5:00pm
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.
 
Chess and Checkers Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, April 4 • 6:15-7:15pm
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.
 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Tuesday, April 9 • 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, April 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.
 
Craft Kits for Kindness
Monday, April 22 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teen volunteers will be cutting and putting together craft kits to give to local seniors in our community nursing homes.
 
Library Buddies Volunteers
Friday, April 26 • 10:45-11:45am
Earn community service by being paired with a young child to assist him/her with reading and an art project.
 

Smithtown Building

Tuesday, March 5 • 4:00-6:00pm
Tuesday, March 19 • 4:00-6:00pm
Prosthetic Kids is an organization that prints, assembles, and provides 3D printed prosthetic hands to children in need. They have challenged anyone with a 3D printer to get involved with their project. The Library will print the 3D prosthetic hands and buy the kits to assemble them; you will assemble the prosthetic hands.
 
Science Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, March 12 • 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.
 
Craft Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, March 26 • 4:30-5:30pm
Spend an afternoon paired with a younger child for a seasonal art project. We will be using art materials, please dress appropriately.
 
Computer Build-A-Thon Volunteers
Wednesday, April 3 • 6:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, April 17 • 6:00-8:00pm
Have you ever wondered how to build a computer? In this hands-on program, teens will first learn about how the different components work together to create a functioning machine. After, teens will aid library staff in building brand new computers from scratch.
 
Library Commercial Volunteers
Tuesday, April 23 • 4:30-6:00pm
Earn community service by starring in a commercial for the library. Using film equipment and a green screen, we will create an advertisement that highlights the Library’s Summer Reading Programs.
 
Craft Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, April 30 • 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. Each teen will earn one hour of community service.