A Community Service binder with information on various local volunteer opportunities will be available at the Underground in Centereach and at the Adult Selden Reference desk. For more information, please call 631-585-9393 ext 115.
The Library offers a number of volunteer opportunities each year for qualified, motivated middle school and high school students who are in sixth to twelfth grade. By sharing their time and talents, teen volunteers develop new skills and learn about the Library’s mission, public services and core values. Whether working to fulfill a school commitment, to build a winning resume, or to serve the community, our volunteers have the advantage of exposure to a broad variety of activities. The library is proud to provide these programs and opportunities through the support of The Allstate Foundation’s Good Starts Young grant, which supports teen empowerment and volunteerism – for more information about this grant and the associated programs, visit www.readinessbeginswithme.org. The following is a list of the volunteer programs offered to students within the Middle Country Central School District. All programs require an application, training or pre-registration in order to participate.
Students are advised to apply for volunteer openings early in the school year as space is limited in some programs. Upon receipt of an application, teens will be contacted when there are volunteer openings.
The Library has put together a Teen Volunteer Opportunities binder available in the youth and teen services areas of the library providing information on agencies and organizations in Suffolk County that accept teen volunteers. Age eligibility varies by agency and some organizations do require parental supervision. The following is a list of agencies that welcome teen assistance, click on the agency for more information:
American Littoral Society-Beach Clean Ups
Atria Senior Living- South Setauket- please call (631) 473-8000
Long Island Explorium– Contact Carole Van Duyn
St. Charles Hospital– Call Volunteer Services at (631) 474-6365
Sunshine Prevention Center– please call (631) 476-3099
Town of Brookhaven- Adopt a Spot
West Meadow Beach Clean-Up- please call (631) 751-7863