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!

 

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Looking for volunteer credit— Join Random Acts of Kindness on Monday, March 25th, from 7-8 pm! This month we will be creating Cards for Hospitalized Kids & bookmarks for patrons that take advantage of our Homebound Services. West Babylon School District residents only. No Registration Necessary!

 

Craft Buddies

 

Love crafts? Want to earn volunteer credit? Join us on Tuesday, April 23, 12:30 -2 pm, and become a Craft Buddy! Teens will get paired with children in grades K-5 to help them create, make and take home crafts! Registration begins Friday, March 22.

 

 

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Are you a West Babylon resident grades 6-12 and need community service hours? Then sign up to volunteer at our Annual Pet Fair on Saturday, April 27 at 11 am, and help with set-up, crafts and pictures! All volunteers will receive 3 hours of community service. West Babylon Resident-only registration begins Friday, March 22.

 

 

 

 

AUTHORS UNLIMITED

**Please note that this volunteer opportunity is held outside of the library.

Event Information: Authors Unlimited will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. This free event is brought to you by the public libraries of Suffolk County and St. Joseph’s College. The mission of Authors Unlimited is to celebrate reading by connecting teens and authors. Teens in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to apply to become an Authors Unlimited volunteer. As a volunteer, you will be paired with an author and will stay with that author throughout the day.

To be selected as an Authors Unlimited volunteer you must be available from 9:00AM-3:00PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019. You must have your own transportation to and from St. Joseph’s College, 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue, NY 11772. Volunteering is your commitment. In the case of an emergency or illness, you (not your parent) are expected to call Jen Griffing at the South Huntington Public Library at (631) 549-4411 as soon as possible so we can find a replacement volunteer.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019. References must be received no later than March 22, 2019.

Please visit their WEBSITE for more information.

 

 

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, March 13th.

 


 

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          March 18          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!

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Check out some of these Local Volunteer Opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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