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Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Community Library

  • Summer 2014 Reading Buddies

    Attention potential volunteers:

    The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library is seeking motivated, dedicated students entering 7th to 12th grade, to participate in our partnered reading project: Reading Buddies. Volunteers will be paired with Reading Buddies – children whose family members are participating in our ESOL classes – to practice reading and writing and make learning fun through activities and games.

    Reading Buddies will be expected to attend all programs at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, Monday or Wednesday mornings, 9:15 – 11:30 a.m.
  • GREAT READS BLOG
    Open to students in 7th-12th grade. Read and review a book from the library’s Teen Area and gain community service credit. Your review will be posted on our Great Reads Blog and used in our booklists, helping other teens find great books to read!

Other Volunteer Opportunities for Teens in the Area

  • Association for the Help of Retarded Children
    AHRC has many rewarding and diverse volunteer opportunities available for you to make a difference in the life of a child or adult who has a developmental disability. There are various ways that you can help bring dignity and independence to these individual’s lives.

    2900 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Bohemia, NY 11716
    Phone: (631) 585-0100
  • Brookhaven Hospital
    Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and have working papers. Applicants will need to fill out an on-line Junior Volunteer application. As a volunteer, you may learn more about the inner workings of a hospital and explore your career options.

    101 Hospital Road
    Patchogue, NY 11772
    Phone:(631)654-7737
  • Cedar Lodge Nursing Home
    Volunteers make a real difference in the lives of the patients at the times they need it most. Time with patients and their families is extremely rewarding. Cedar Lodge Nursing Home is seeking compassionate, caring individuals interested in making a difference.

    6 Frowein Road
    Center Moriches, NY 11934
    Phone: (631) 878-4400
  • Family Service League
    Family Service League is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited human service agency that manages one of the largest and most comprehensive networks of care for individuals, children and families across Suffolk County. FSL helps individuals, children and families to mobilize their strengths and improve the quality of their lives at home, in the workplace, and in the community. There are many ways that volunteers help this organization in its mission to restore hope and rebuild lives. Kathy Horowitz-Coordinator of Volunteer Services.

    790 Park Avenue
    Huntington, NY 11743
    Phone: (631) 427-3700 Ext. 254
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk is an independently operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat of Suffolk’s goal is to build an average of 12-15 houses annually, building for as long as needed to make sure every family in Suffolk County has a simple, decent, and affordable place to live and call home. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 must have an adult accompany them on the worksite.

    643 Middle Country Road
    Middle Island, NY 11953
    Phone: (631) 422-4828
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    The Long Island Chapter—headquarters in Melville, serves more than 42,000 people affected by MS throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This organization is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS and promoting access to a multitude of programs and services to help individuals lead useful and fulfilling lives. Volunteers play a vital role in all that this chapter does.

    40 Marcus Drive
    Melville, NY 11747
    Phone: (631) 864-8337 or (516) 740-7227 ext. 53214
  • Special Olympics-New York
    Special Olympics New York has long attracted volunteers from all walks of life. There is a place for volunteers of all ages, all abilities, and all interests. When you volunteer, you will be making a difference in the lives of these athletes.

    Long Island Region Office
    819 Grand Boulevard
    Suite 3
    Deer Park, NY, 11792
    Phone: (631)254-1469
  • STAR-Save The Animals Rescue Foundation
    This foundations mission is to mitigate the damage done to the wild population. The STAR is unlike many non-profit organizations. STAR depends exclusively on volunteers. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 18 years old.

    PO Box 519
    Middle Island, NY 11953
    Phone: (631)736-8207
  • Stony Brook Medical Center
    Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Applicants will need to fill out an on-line Junior Volunteer application. As a volunteer, you may learn more about the inner workings of a hospital and explore your career options.

    101 Nicolls Road
    Stony Brook, NY 11794
    Phone: (631) 444-2610
  • Sweetbriar Nature Center
    Sweetbriar Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide nature education and wildlife rehabilitation to the surrounding communities. Sweetbriar Nature Center is situated on a 55 acre nature preserve that has over 50 resident non-releasable animals, an enclosed butterfly gardens, river trails, formal gardens, a nature center, and museum that is open to the public daily throughout the year. Sweetbriar Nature Center is always looking for volunteers to help with camp, animal care, the butterfly house, wildlife rehabilitation, and special events, among other things .If you are a lover of nature, this opportunity is something you want to take advantage of.

    62 Eckernkamp Drive
    Smithtown, NY 11787
    Phone: (631) 979-6344 ext. 102

List of Area Community Volunteer Opportunities compiled by Kelly Stack, guidance counselor.