Teen Volunteer Opportunities

 In-person, online and telephone registration for all May programs began on Monday, April 8.
Registration for June programs begins on May 13.
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

Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, May 16 • 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation.
 
Thursday, May 23 • 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
Wednesday, June 5, 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
Thursday, June 13 • 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

Homework Helpers
Wednesday, May 8 • 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, May 22 • 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. 
 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Wednesday, May 15 • 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.
 
Book Buddies Volunteers
Thursday, May 16• 4:00-5:00pm
Read to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss.
 
Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, May 20• 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.
Thursday, June 6 • 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.


Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Monday, June 10 • 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help him/her with their LEGO® creation. Each teen will receive one hour of community service.

 

Nesconset Building

 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Tuesday, May 28 • 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.
 
Bookmark Volunteers
Thursday, May 23 • 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 Sale Room Volunteers
Tuesday, June 4 • 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday, June 6 • 4:30-5:30pm
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.


Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Saturday, June 8 • 2:00-3:00pm
Cards for Hospitalized Kids is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. Come make cards to brighten up a child's day.

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.
 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Wednesday, May 8 • 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.
 
Science Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, May 14 • 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.


Book Sale Room Volunteers
Wednesday, June 5 • 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.


Teen Scene Decorating Volunteers
Wednesday, June 12 • 7:00-8:00pm
Help us decorate the Teen Scene for our Summer Reading Program! We will paint beautiful window art inspired by this year's theme: "A Universe of Stories." Meet us in the teen room and wear old clothes or bring a smock.