Volunteering

 

Teen Volunteers

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

 

TAG

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.

 


 

Geek League images

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 will be opening applications for the 2015-2016 school year on May 11th, 2015. Applications will be due by June 1st to be considered for the 2015-2016 year of Geek League Volunteer Team. There will be an all-member meeting and training session on June 23rd for new and returning members. You must be able to attend this meeting for your application to be considered.

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. Information Sessions will take place on April 27th at 7pm, May 9th at 3pm, and may 13th at 7pm. Please see the calendar to register for these sessions. Applications for TLC will be due on May 22nd. TLC also needs TLC Assistants! Teens entering 12th grade in September are encouraged to attend an information session and ask for an Assistant application. Assistants will help the TLC Coordinator ensure that each week runs smoothly and will often be asked to take charge of groups of teens and complete tasks individually.

Time Commitment: Two consecutive weeks between July 6th and August 15th 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.

 

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