Teen Volunteerism at SCLSNJ

Explore volunteer programs at your local branch; in-person opportunities vary by location. Learn more about and apply for virtual opportunities here: https://sclsnj.org/about/volunteer/virtual-teen-volunteering/

Bound Brook’s In-Person Summer Teen Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications!

Begins on June 27, 2022 and ends on August 31, 2022.

Application deadline: none; applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the summer.

Click here to apply.

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering at Bound Brook branch:
Rosie Mendoza | rmendoza@sclibnj.org

The in-person summer teen volunteer program runs June 6 to August 26, and is for students entering grades 9-12 in the 2022-2023 school year. Applications and references are due on April 30 by 5pm. More info and the application and may be found here. 

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering at Bridgewater branch:
Beth Bouwman | ebouwman@sclibnj.org

Bridgewater Library offers STAR (Supported Teen Alternate Route Program) for volunteers with disabilities who cannot be accommodated in our regular program.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  For more information, please email Beth Bouwman at ebouwman@sclibnj.org or call (908) 458-8415 x1195.

Hillsborough’s In-Person Summer Teen Volunteer Application is now closed.

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering at Hillsborough branch:
Allison Ryan | aryan@sclibnj.org

Manville’s In-Person Summer Teen Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications!

Begins June 1, ends August 20.

Application deadline: None

Click here to apply.

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering at Manville branch:
Jen Fitzgerald | jfitzgerald@sclibnj.org

Summer Teen Volunteer Program information for the Mary Jacobs and Montgomery branches is coming soon!

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering with the Mary Jacobs and Montgomery branches:
Diane Valentine | maryjacobs@sclibnj.org

North Plainfield’s In-Person Summer Teen Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications!

Begins on June 13, 2022 and ends on August 26, 2022.

Application deadline: none; applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the summer.

Click here to apply.

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering at North Plainfield branch:
Julia Meier | jmeier@sclibnj.org

Peapack and Gladstone’s Summer Teen In-Person Volunteer Application is now open!

Click here to download the application, or pick one up at the Library.

2022 Summer In-Person Session: Begins on June 27, 2021 and ends on August 26, 2022.

Application deadline: None (rolling admission).

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding the teen volunteer program at Peapack and Gladstone branch:
Aileen Reilly | areilly@sclibnj.org

Somerville’s In-Person Summer Teen Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications!

Program Begins June 20 and ends August 26.

Application deadline: June 30, 2022

Click here to apply.

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering at Somerville branch:
Vincent Limbo | vlimbo@sclibnj.org
Nancy Lepionka | nlepionka@sclibnj.org
and Somerville@sclibnj.org

*You should address your email to all three email addresses for the most timely reply.

The in-person summer teen volunteer program runs June 6 to August 20, and is for students entering grades 7-12 in the 2022-2023 school year. The completed application, including two reference forms*, is due by 5 PM on Saturday, May 28, no exceptions.

Download the application here.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Behind the Scenes Volunteer (entering grades 7-12)
In this position you will help cut out materials for programs and/or help with other preparation for library events. You may also be asked to do a variety of tasks including labeling books, sorting and counting items, and cleaning and organizing the children’s area. Participants will be e-mailed as jobs and tasks come up. This will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

Teen Leadership Committee (entering grades 7-12)
The Teen Leadership Committee (or TLC) is a group that fosters leadership in the library. The group meets once a month for an hour, giving teens the opportunity to help develop and create Children’s programs that they will later run. Community service hours are awarded just for attending regular monthly meetings. Committees are formed to work on ongoing projects in the library, providing more opportunities to earn service hours.
Please note: TLC is open to all students, grades 7-12. You do not have to apply to be a volunteer to attend meetings. However, by filling out this form, you will be added to our TLC email list.

Adopt a Shelf Volunteer (entering grades 9-12 ONLY)
In this position, volunteers will shelf read call numbers on books to make sure they are in the correct order. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is detail-oriented. Volunteers will come in one hour, once a week to straighten the shelf or area that has been assigned to them.

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering at Warren Township branch:
Katie Thomas | kthomas@sclibnj.org

Watchung Library’s In-Person Teen Volunteer Program is for teenagers entering or in grades 9-12. The application has rolling admission. Two references are required for all new volunteers.

Click to access the In-Person Teen Volunteer Program for Watchung Library.

Click here for more information about SCLSNJ’s Virtual Volunteer Program.

Contact information for inquiries regarding volunteering at Watchung branch:
Katie Salerno | ksalerno@sclibnj.org