East Brunswick Public Library :: Volunteering

Teen Volunteers

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the East Brunswick Public Library! Below are ways you can get involved:


Attend Teen Action Group (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. Check the Teens web page for dates and times. For grades 7-12. Snacks!

Time Commitment: As planned/scheduled.

Reading Buddies & Math Buddies

(Grades 8-12; Year-round)
Do you love working with kids? Pair up with a Kid Buddy in grades 1-5 and spend an hour each week working to improve the child’s reading or math skills at The Library. Teen Buddies are responsible for setting a schedule with the Kid Buddy’s parents, planning each session, and reporting on the child’s progress. Volunteers must apply and attend a mandatory training session.
Time Commitment: 1 ½ hours per week for 20 weeks.

For more info or to apply, please contact rmbuddies@ebpl.org

Geek League images

(Grades 8-12; Year-round)
Are you interested in teaching some skills to tech-shy adults? How about beoming a tech coach for The Library's new Geek League? Teach a parent how to text or help a grandparent set up an email account, and do it all for volunteer hours!

Our Geek League roster is currently full. We will be accepting applications for new members beginning in June. Please check back for more information starting then.

If interested in this new volunteer opportunity, please email teens@ebpl.org

TLC Teen Library Connection

(Entering Grades 8, 9, and 10; Summer)
Applications for the TLC volunteer program are available now at the Teen and YS desks. The Teen Library Connection (TLC) is a fun, summer service program open to East Brunswick teens entering 8th, 9th, and 10th grade in September. This year, teens are asked to volunteer at the library for one week during the summer to work on innovative and exciting programming for the Youth Services department. Participants will help with children’s programs, prepare carnival games, perform puppet shows, assist different departments at the Library and more! Teens interested in working with and creating fun activities for children as well as the end of summer carnival should fill out an application and return it to the library by Monday, May 19.

Applications will be accepted through a lottery system and attendance for the program costs $25. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 30.

Applications can be downloaded here

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.

Please come to the Teen Services Desk, email teens@ebpl.org, or call (732) 390-6789 if you have any questions.

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