Teen Volunteering

Two Ways to Help Your Community


Want to volunteer at the library? Here’s how!

To volunteer at the Old Bridge Public Library, you must first be in grades 6-12 and then take part in a Teen Volunteer Orientation. This orientation will last for 1 hour of community service. At the orientation, you will learn of the various things that are expected of you as a library volunteer. Once you have completed the orientation, you are able to pick additional volunteer hours by choosing from available volunteer jobs on our Teen Volunteer Board inside the library or by checking the list below and calling us at 732-721-5600 ext 5028.

Current Available Jobs*

 

Trivia Night Program Assistant: Help the Adult Services librarians run a trivia night program.

Hours: 2 hours

Day/Time: Wednesday, November 13th from 6:30-8:30pm

 

Miss Jen’s Lab Program Assistant: Monitor children as they explore hands-on activities and provide assistance to them as needed, such as help reading directions or using scissors. Also, help to clean up when the program is done.

Skills Needed: Must be comfortable working directly with children and interacting with them during the program.

Hours: 1.5 hours per month

Day/Time: Hours will be one Monday each month from 4pm-5:30pm. We will give you a list of dates.

 

Kids Dance Program Helper: Help run a fun monthly kids dance party program (you’ll be assisting the librarian– you don’t have to dance!)

Skills Needed: Affinity for working with children.

Hours: 1 per month

Day/Time: Hours will be one Saturday each month from 11:15-12:15. We will give you a list of dates. Job will begin on Saturday, Dec 14

 

Mickey Birthday Program Helper: Assist librarians with a children’s program dedicated to Mickey Mouse

Hours: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Day/Time: Monday, November 18  from 6:45-8:15pm

 

Room Straightener: Straighten up the children’s and teen rooms so that they are in beautiful condition for the next day.

Hours: 1 per week

Day/Time: Every Tuesday, 7:30-8:30pm

 

Room Straightener: Straighten up the children’s and teen rooms so that they are in beautiful condition for the next day.

Hours: 1 per week

Day/Time: Every Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm

 

* Please note that this will be edited to reflect jobs that have been filled as soon as possible, however there is a chance something may be taken before it is able to be updated. Jobs are first come, first served and jobs cannot be held, so if you are interested be sure to call or stop by the library as soon as possible.

Join Our Teen Advisory Board

​Volunteer for fun projects that benefit our community. Have a say in deciding what events, books, space and more the library has for teens. No sign-up is required, and teens can attend whichever projects and meetings fit their schedule. Community service time is given for meetings and events.

 

Next Meeting: November 9th at 2:30pm