Volunteering


 Volunteer programs are only open to West Babylon School District residents in grades 6-12. Please follow the registration link to sign up for current volunteer opportunities. Be sure to check out other volunteer opportunities below! For more information you can email us at teen.department@wbpl.us.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

PET ADOPTION

Share with us your Paws-some Pet Adoption Tails!” How did you rescue your furry friend? Fill out these FORMS, include a picture and drop off in the Children’s department. Remember, forms must be completed in order to receive volunteer credit. Your story may help encourage others to adopt!

 

Volunteer

Looking to gain some volunteer credit and hang out with friends? Join us for Troopons on Monday, May 20th from 7-8 PM, for a fun hour of helping our troops while listening to music! Registration begins Friday, April 19.

We will be also having a Troopons session on July 15th, 7-8 pm.

 

 

TeensSign up to volunteer at our annual Welcome to YA Party on Monday, June 24 from 6:30-8 PM! We will have pizza and ice cream and can show the younger teens all about the WBPL Teen Department! You will also have a chance to sign up for our YA Summer Reading Club! All volunteers will receive 1.5 hours of community service. Teens in grades 9-12 only. Registration is underway.

 

 

VolunteersSign up to volunteer at our Children’s Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 29, 11 am-1 pm, and help with set up, crafts, a green screen, and pictures! All volunteers will receive 2 hours of community service. Registration is underway.

 

 

 

Book BuddyIf you are entering grades 6-12 in the West Babylon School District and can volunteer to listen to and help a younger child read, then you can be a Book Buddy! meetings will be held Tuesdays, July 9th – 30th from 11-12 pm. Volunteer credit will be awarded. Registration for all 4 sessions begins Friday, June 7.

 

 

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP & JUNIOR TEEN ADVISORY GROUP

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Our Junior T.A.G. is open to Tweens in grades 6-8 who are interested in helping with various activities within the Library including: developing fun programs, choosing book displays for Tweens by Tweens and so much more! Our Junior T.A.G members meet every other month. Register online through our WEBSITE. Also, print and fill out our APPLICATION today so you can bring it to the next meeting!

Upcoming meetings: Junior TAG members do not meet during the summer months (June/July/August). Our next regularly schedule meeting will be on Wednesday, May 29th.

 


 

Our senior T.A.G. members (grades 9-12) conduct various activities within the Library including: creating our monthly YA book display, a monthly contest for the young adult area, choosing the “book of the month,” developing outreach programs and so much more! Print and fill out our APPLICATION today so you can bring it to the next meeting! No registration required.

Meeting Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-8 PM 

April 15          May 13

 

 

All of our volunteer opportunities available at WBPL throughout the year are listed below:

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Battle of the Books

 

 

Battle of the Books is a trivia style contest where teams battle against other Suffolk County Libraries in a trivia contest about pre-picked teen books. Are you ready to BATTLE?! Look out for orientation in May!

 

 

 

BOOK BUDDIES

Book Buddies

 

 

Teens entering grades 6-12 can volunteer and help a younger child read. Look out for registration in June!

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading

 

 

Did you know that you can sign up and volunteer to help with many of our Children’s programs like the Children’s Winter and Summer Kickoff parties!? Fill out a form today (see above) to get started!

 

 

 

HOLIDAY GATHERING

Holiday Gathering

 

Thank you to all of our Teen volunteers this year! At WBPL, winter is a special time! Volunteer at our annual community holiday event. Be one of Santa’s elves, help with raffle tickets/prizes, you can even lend a hand serving light refreshments. Whatever the task, help make this event magical!

 

 

PAWS ME! ADOPTION TAILS!

PET ADOPTION

Share with us your paws-some pet adoption “tails!” How did you rescue your furry friend? Fill out these FORMS, include a picture and drop off in the Children’s department. Remember, forms must be completed in order to receive volunteer credit. Your story may help encourage others to adopt!

 

PET ADOPTION FAIR

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If you love animals, then volunteer today! A big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped out at our 5th annual event this past April! Lots of shelter animals found their FURever homes!

 

 

QUICK PICKS: READ & REVIEW!

Quick Picks
Read and review because teen opinions matter! We will provide a list of pre-selected titles from the American Library Association; you can choose any of these titles to read on your own time, review and give us feedback! Volunteer credit will be awarded to all members who complete reading logs and an evaluation form. Please contact Ms. Peters for more information.

 

SCIENCE BUDDIES

Science Buddies

 

A huge thank you to all of our teen volunteers this past February!

Love science? Then Science Buddies is right for you!  Teens are paired with children in grades 1-5 to help them learn and conduct fun experiments! Look out for this program in February 2019!

 

 

 

LOOKING FOR MORE!

community volunteers

Check out some of these Local Volunteer Opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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