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

 

Book reviewsRead and review because Teen opinions matter! Did you know you can gain community service hours just for reading?! Simply choose a book from any Suffolk County Library, then print and complete our evaluation form! Please hand in one evaluation form for each book that you read. All evaluation forms should be given to the Adult Reference desk. Teens will receive 2 hours of community service for each completed evaluation. For Teens in grades 6-12.

 

 

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!

 

 

JFOLAre you a West Babylon resident grades 6-12 and interested in becoming a role model for volunteerism and a Library ambassador? Then become a Junior Friends of the Library member! Teens will earn volunteer credit for helping at various Library programs, coming up with new display ideas and brainstorming ways to get kids, teens and families involved in the Library! The December meeting is Thursday December 19, 6-7 pm. Registration is underway.

 

 

Earn volunteer credit by reading to an elementary student and making crafts during our Bagels, Books and Buddies program on December 20, 2019 from 11 am -12 pm! All while enjoying some delicious bagels. Volunteers will receive 1 hour of community service. Registration is underway.

 

 

Volunteers

Sign up to volunteer at our Children’s Winter Reading Club Kickoff on Saturday, January 11 from 10:30 am to 12 pm, and help with set up, crafts and games! Volunteers will receive 2 hours of community service. West Babylon Resident Only registration begins Friday, December 6.

 

 

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Looking for volunteer credit— Join us for Random Acts of Kindness on Monday January 6, from 7-8 PM! This month we will be creating cards for senior citizens living in assisted living facilities and writing letters to our veterans! West Babylon School District residents only. No Registration Necessary!

 

 

 

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, September 25th, 7-8 pm.

 


 

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 (TAG does not meet during the summer months)

September 16th          October 28th

 

 

A complete list 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. This program is held every July. 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!

 

 

 

CRAFT BUDDIES

Craft Buddies

 

Love crafting!? Teens can sign up and volunteer to help younger children create crafts! This program is held once in the spring and once in the fall.

 

 

 

HOLIDAY GATHERING

Holiday Gathering

 

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!

 

 

READ & REVIEW!

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Read and review because Teen opinions matter! Did you know you can gain community service hours just for reading?! Simply choose a book from any Suffolk County Library, then print and complete our evaluation form! Please hand in one evaluation form for each book that you read. All evaluation forms should be given to the Adult Reference desk. Teens will receive 2 hours of community service for each completed evaluation. For Teens in grades 6-12.

 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

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Join Random Acts of Kindness during the school year! This program runs in September, November, January, March and May. Teens participate in different opportunities such as Cards for Hospitalized Kids, bookmarks for Homebound patrons and much more!

 

 

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 2020!

 

 

TROOPONS

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During the year, Teens can volunteer an hour of their time to cut coupons for our Troops! Hang out with friends and listen to music while giving something back to our military community!

 

 

 

LOOKING FOR MORE!

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Check out some of these Local Volunteer Opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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