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 (up to age 18) unless otherwise noted.
Registration for September programs begins on Monday, August 9.
Registration for August programs began on Monday, July 12.
 
Looking for even more ways to earn community service? Scroll down to see a listing of our virtual volunteer opportunities.
 

October Programs

Craft Kits for Kids Volunteers
S-Tuesday, October 5 • 4:30-5:30pm
S-Tuesday, October 19 • 4:30-5:30pm
Assist our Children’s Department by assembling craft kits for kids. Please register for one session.
 
Bookmark Volunteers
K-Wednesday, October 6 • 7:00-8:00pm
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.
 
Kindness Cards Volunteers
N-Thursday, October 7 · 7:00-8:00pm
Help brighten someone's day by volunteering to hand make greeting cards for people in your community.
 
Science Buddies Volunteers
K-Wednesday, October 13 • 4:00-5:00pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children together to work with simple but awesome projects that explore science, technology, engineering and math.
 
Totes to Fill a Table
N- Wednesday, October 20 · 4:30-5:30pm
Design and decorate reusable tote bags to donate to the Smithtown Food Pantry for local families to use and share.
 
Bookmark Volunteers
S-Wednesday, October 20 • 7:00-8:00pm
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.
 
Book Buddies Volunteers
K-Thursday, October 21 • 4:00-5:00pm
Read to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.
 
Cards for Troops
N-Monday, October 25 · 4:15-5:15pm
Honor our local troops and veterans by decorating cards for Veterans Day.
 
Kindness Cards Volunteers
C-Monday, October 25 · 4:30-5:30pm
Help brighten someone's day by volunteering to hand make greeting cards for people in your community.
 
Craft Buddies Volunteers
C-Wednesday, October 27 • 4:00-5:00pm
Spend an afternoon paired with a younger child for some craft projects. We will be using art materials. Dress to make a mess.
 
Craft Buddies Volunteers
K-Thursday, October 28 • 4:00-5:00pm
Spend an afternoon paired with a younger child for some craft projects. We will be using art materials. Dress to make a mess.
 
Monster Mash Volunteers
S-Saturday, October 30 • 10:30am-12:00pm
S-Saturday, October 30 • 2:30pm-4:00pm
Help the Children’s Department set up and run a Halloween party for younger children. Please register for one session.
 

September Programs

Kindness Cards Volunteers
K-Wednesday, September 15 • 7:00-8:00pm
S-Wednesday, September 22 • 7:00-8:00pm
Help brighten someone's day by volunteering to hand make greeting cards for people in your community. Each teen will receive one hour of community service.
 
Craft Kits for Kids Volunteers
S-Thursday, September 16 • 4:00-5:00pm
S-Wednesday, September 29 • 7:00-8:00pm
Assist our Children’s Department by assembling craft kits for kids. Please register for one session.
 
Bookmark Volunteers
N-Thursday, September 16 · 7:00-8:00pm
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
N-Saturday, September 18 · 11:15am-12:15pm
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.
 
Game Buddies Volunteers
K-Saturday, September 18 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Play fun board games with a younger child.
 
Bookmark Volunteers
C-Tuesday, September 21 · 7:00-8:00pm
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.
 
Game Buddies Volunteers
C-Wednesday, September 22 · 4:00-5:00PM
Play fun board games with a younger child.
 
Kindness Cards Volunteers
S-Wednesday, September 22 • 7:00-8:00pm
Help brighten someone's day by volunteering to hand make greeting cards for people in your community.
 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
N-Wednesday, September 29 · 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.
 
Book Buddies Volunteers
K-Thursday, September 30 • 4:00-5:00pm
Read to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.

 
VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 ***Please note: As of September 2021, we have begun offering Bookmarks and Kindness Cards as in-person volunteer opportunities and can no longer accept Bookmarks and Kindness Cards created at home. Rock Your Town, Teen Book Review Program, Instagram Teen Takeover and Rescue Tails will remain virtual volunteer opportunities.
 
TVO At Home
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.
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.
 
  • 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.
 
Rescue Tails
Do you have a rescue pet? Tell us all about your best friend and share their story to help promote animal adoption.
Please review all of the Rescue Tails Guidelines here.