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*

Halloween Sensory Program Helper: Assist librarians with a Halloween themed sensory program for children.

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

Hours: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Day/Time: Friday, October 25 from 6-8:30pm

 

Children’s Spooktacular Program Assistant: Assist the children’s librarians with a Halloween program throughout the library. You can volunteer dressed in a Halloween costume if you choose.

Hours: 2 hours and 30 min (1st shift) or 2 hours (2nd shift)

Day/Time: Saturday, October 26 from 10:45am-1:15pm or 12:30pm-2:30pm.  You can choose to do both shifts.

 

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.

 

Friendship Bracelet Craft Helper: Assist librarians during a friendship bracelet craft program for children.

Skills Needed: Must be able to work with children. Ability to create friendship bracelets is preferred but not required.

Hours: 3 hours

Day/Time: Friday, November 8  from 10am-1pm

 

 

* 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: October 26th at 1pm