Teen Volunteer Opportunities

 
***Please note: Registration for all April Teen Programs has been moved to Thursday, March 11 due to the closure of all four Library Buildings for comprehensive deep cleaning.***
 
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 April programs begins on Thursday, March 11. Registration for March programs began on Monday, February 8.
 
Looking for even more ways to earn community service? Scroll down to see a listing of our virtual volunteer opportunities.
 

APRIL

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 April 1 and must be picked up before April 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 May 10.
 
Teen Volunteer – Blankets for Shelter Pets
Smithtown Building & Kings Park Building
Create cozy fleece blankets that will be donated to a local animal shelter. Supplies can be picked up at the Kings Park or Smithtown building Reference desks starting April 1 and must be picked up before April 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 two blankets. Blankets must be returned by May 10.
 
Teen Volunteer-Cotton Face Masks
Commack Building & Nesconset Building
Sew cotton face masks that will be donated to Long Island Cares Inc. and distributed to those in need. Participants will need a sewing machine. Supplies can be picked up at the Commack or Nesconset building starting April 1 and must be picked up before April 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 2 adult-sized face masks. Kits can be returned to any building by Monday, May 10.
 

March

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 March 1 and must be picked up before March 31. 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 April 12.
 
Teen Volunteer – Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Smithtown Building & Kings Park Building
Create cards that will be donated to hospitalized kids. Supplies can be picked up at the Kings Park or Smithtown building Reference desks starting March 1 and must be picked up before March 31. 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 cards. Cards must be returned by April 12.
 
Teen Volunteer-Community Wash Kits
Nesconset & Commack Buildings
Help your community by making wash kits to donate to local shelters. Kits will be available at the Nesconset and Commack starting March 1 and must be picked up by March 31. In person or telephone registration is required. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour of community service will be awarded for making two wash kits.
 


 
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 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. 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.