Teen Volunteers

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



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 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. This program allows you to be flexible with your community service commitments! Sign up for volunteer activities as your schedule allows.




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.

Volunteers for the Fall will work 1 two-hour shift every other week from mid-October to mid-December and will be given their volunteer schedule by October 9th. New Homework Help Volunteers must attend an orientation session on one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 23, 6-6:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 27, 3-3:30 pm
  • Monday, October 5, 6:30-7 pm (right before the October TAG meeting)

All orientation sessions will be in the Youth Services activity room. Please email Aaron Pickett at apickett@ebpl.org which orientation session you will be attending. Any teen with a question about the Homework Help program can email Aaron 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 Tuesdays 4-6 pm, Wednesday 6-8pm. Thursday 4-6 pm, or Sundays 3-5 pm. 



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 2015-216 school year have closed.  Please check back in the spring of 2016 if you are interested in joining this group.

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.



Teen Library Connection

The Teen Library Connection Summer Volunteer program (TLC) is for teens entering 9th, 10th, and 11th grades in the fall.
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 a different children’s program each week throughout the summer. TLC participants apply to volunteer at the library for two consecutive weeks from July 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 $25 for the duration of the program.

Applications for the 2016 TLC program will open in the spring of 2016.  Please check back for more information on information sessions and the application process.

Time Commitment: Two consecutive weeks between from 11am-2pm 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 teens@ebpl.org, or call (732) 390-6789 if you have any questions.