Volunteering

 

Teen Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the East Brunswick Public Library!

The library understands that students have a required amount of community service hours each year.  We encourage all students to plan ahead and start their volunteer serivce early!  Unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone so please carefully review the volunteer programs below and decide which best fits your needs.

Below are ways you can get involved :

 

TAG

Attending the Teen Action Group (TAG) meetings is the BEST way to start volunteering at the library! By joining TAG we get to know you and figure out what volunteer opportunities at the library are the best fit for you.

Come to TAG to have a say in the library's collection, help plan new programs and events, and participate in creative activities. At our monthly TAG meetings you will take an active part in our ongoing conversation about where the Library's Teen Services are going and how we can improve. Brainstorm, critique, and comment: it's your voice that counts at TAG.

Once you've joined TAG, you'll get access to volunteer opportunities at the library which are emailed to TAG members each month. TAG members may sign up for a maximum of 2 volunteer spots per month.  

TAG meets on the first Monday of every month from 7pm -8pm. For grades 7-12. Snacks!

Time Commitment:One meeting a month for one hour at the minimum.  We ask that you commit to attending at least 4 TAG meetings per year. This program allows you to be flexible with your community service commitments! Sign up for volunteer activities as your schedule allows.

*** TAG is on hiatus until September.  Check this page in the Fall for changes to they way this group runs and new meeting dates!

 

 

Homework Help Teen

Homework Help is a teen volunteer program open to teens entering 9th grade and up. Volunteers help kids in elementary and middle school with their homework assignments in all subjects. This is a busy and fast paced program that would be best for teens who like working with children and those eager to help others develop of love of learning.In addition to the usual homework help for younger kids, we are going to be experimenting this Spring to expanding this program to teens in Churchill. To volunteer for this, you will need to be in EBHS and preferably volunteered in Homework Help already. The times and shifts for Churchill homework help is the same as above but this program will meet in the teen space. 

Applications for Homework Help for the rest of the 2015-2016 school year are now closed.  Check back closer to September for information on how to get involved next school year!

Any teen with a question about the Homework Help program can email Aaron (apickett@ebpl.org) or just stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Time Commitment: Your commitment would be to work 1 two hour shift every other week, and you can volunteer for shifts on Monday, 4:30-7:30pm Tuesdays 4:30--7:30 pm, Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm. 

 

** Homework Help is on hiatus until the beginning of the 2016 school year!

 


 

Geek League 

Geek League is open to students entering 9th grade and up. Geek League is a volunteer opportunity for those who love technology. With Geek League you’ll help our patrons, from older adults to young children, with their technology questions. If you know everything there is to know about computers, iPads, and more, this program is for you! You need to be patient and friendly and willing to talk to all kinds of people who are looking for help. We have a limited number of new spots each year.

Geek League applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now closed. 

Check back in Spring 2017 to apply for next year.

Time Commitment: Geek League has multiple schedule slots, most of which include evening and weekend hours. Volunteers sign up for the hours they can attend. See the application for more information.

 

 


 

Dobby's Favorite Sock - EBPL's Harry Potter Alliance Chapter:

We are an army of teen fans, activists, nerdfighters, teenagers, wizards and muggles dedicated to fighting for social justice with the greatest weapon we have-- love. We take themes we find in popular YA books, movies, and more and use them to improve the world we live in. If you want to find out more about the Harry Potter Alliance and our meetings, email dobbysfavoritesock@gmail.com for more information. Or attend one of our meetings listed on the calendar!

Time Commitment: As scheduled. At least one meeting per month for one hour, more if a program or event or campaign is being planned.  For more information, please contact Teen Services Librarian Jessica Schneider at: jschneider@ebpl.org or our chapter organizers at: dobbysfavoritesock@gmail.com

 


 

Teen Library Connection

The Teen Library Connection Summer Volunteer program (TLC) is for teens entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the Fall.
TLC participants apply to volunteer at the library for two consecutive weeks from June to August. Each week your group works on a big program for the Youth Services department which is put on at the end of the week. If you wish to participate in this program, you must attend one of our three information sessions to be eligible for this program and to receive an application. TLC costs $10 for the duration of the program.

Applications for the 2016 TLC program are now closed. TLC 2016 will run from June 27th to August 5th.

Check back in Spring 2017 for more information on the 2017 TLC sessions.

 

Time Commitment:

Two consecutive weeks between from 10am-1pm each day for a total of 30 hours.

 

Opportunities in the Community

 

East Brunswick Youth Council

Students in Grades 9-12 can contact the East Brunswick Youth Council for possible volunteer opportunities. For more information, call the Division of Recreation at (732) 390-6797 or email EBYouthCouncil@aol.com.

Other Ways to Find Volunteer Opportunities in the Community

 

 

Please come to the Teen Services Desk, email jschneider@ebpl.org, or call (732) 390-6772 if you have any questions.