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TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming Volunteer Events

March 2024

  • Crochet Granny Squares - Saturday, March 30th, 2pm

Help us crochet a blanket we can donate to Project Linus. Registration required. Register here.

April 2024

  • Spring Cleaning in the Teen Department - Tuesday, April 16, 5:30pm

Spring is here and the Teen Department is in need of some serious TLC. Come help us tidy our shelves, make book displays, organize our program supplies, and prep for summer. Registration required. Register here.

May 2024

  • High School Senior Panel - Saturday, May 11th, 2pm

We're looking for high school seniors to join our Senior Panel. Seniors will discuss their plans after graduation, their college prep experiences (if applicable), and their favorite high school moments. Please email our Teen Librarian, at etomlin@northhavenlibrary.net, if you would like to join the panel. All families, friends, and students are welcome to join the audience. 

  • Summer Volunteering Registration Opens - Tuesday, May 28th, 7pm

Registration for our June, July, and August volunteer opportunities opens the Tuesday evening after Memorial Day. You can register for each event through our online event calendar. Summer events tend to fill fast! We recommend registering ASAP to secure your spot.

  • Let's Decorate the Teen Department! - Thursday, May 30th, 5:15pm

Help us decorate the teen area to match our summer reading theme: Enchanted Forest. Registration required. Registration opens Wednesday, May 1st.

June 2024

  • Summer Reading Fest - Saturday, June 15th, 10:30am

Join the team for our 2024 Summer Reading Fest! We're looking for 50 teen volunteers (grades 9-12) to help us run activity stations, crafts, games, and more. Interested teens are required to attend a training session the week before on Saturday, June 8th, from 10:30-12:30pm. 

Registration for the training session opens on Tuesday, May 28th, at 7pm.

*More volunteer opportunities will be added as we prep for summer.*
Visit our event calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Recurring Volunteer Programs

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Join our Teen Advisory Board (TAB)!

Do you have ideas for cool library events? Want to help us expand our teen services? TAB members work together to make change happen in our library and our community.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 3-4pm. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate!

Apply for our Teen Team!

Teen Team gives 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students the opportunity to contribute to library-wide projects, facilitate teen programs, and gain leadership experience.

These teens will commit to a semester-long volunteer period, completing 1-1.5 hour shifts per week at the library.

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Become a Teen Tech! *Summer only*

Are you a technology guru? Want to share your knowledge with the community? Teen Techs are high school students who work one-on-one with adults, helping them with their devices.

Tech help opportunities are offered throughout the

summer at the North Haven Senior Center. 

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Volunteer from anywhere!

Want more ways to volunteer? Our virtual volunteer opportunities can be completed at the library, from home, on the bus, or from anywhere else you chose. 

Each month you'll have the opportunity to complete a variety of activities in exchange for service hours.

Teen Volunteering FAQs

Who can participate in the library's teen volunteer programs?

To participate in our teen volunteer programs, you need to be either a resident of North Haven OR a student at a North Haven Public School. If you meet this criteria, be sure to check each program's grade requirements to see which of our programs you can participate in.

 

Can I participate in more than one volunteer program?

Absolutely! There is no limit to the number of volunteer programs you can participate in, but remember to check each program's grade requirements to see if you are eligible. 

I need to earn community service hours for school, can I do that at the library?

Of course! If you are a North Haven Public School student or resident of North Haven, you can absolutely volunteer at the library and put those hours toward your school's service requirements. 

Can I volunteer at the library over the summer? 

Yes! We have quite a few ways teens can earn volunteer hours throughout the summer.

Visit our event calendar to find upcoming volunteer events and learn how to register.

What is a volunteer semester?

A volunteer semester is what the library calls its volunteer periods. Breaking the year down into semesters helps us keep track of community service hours and which programs we offer. It also helps when scheduling our Teen Team and Teen Tech volunteers. 

The library's volunteer semesters run from September to December (fall), January to April (spring),

and May to August (summer).

Did you know?

Established volunteers can request letters of recommendation from our Teen Librarian.

These letters can be attached to college applications and resumes. 

Why volunteer at the library?

Exciting change is happening for teens at the North Haven Memorial Library and we'd love for you to be part of it!

As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to our growing Teen Department, our library, and our entire community, all while earning the volunteer hours you may need for school or a different organization. 

Questions about volunteering? 

For questions regarding our volunteer programs, or to request more information, please contact Emily Tomlin, our Teen Librarian, at etomlin@northhavenlibrary.net,

or call the library at 203.239.5803.

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