Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Community Library
- READING BUDDIES
Open to students in 7th-12th grade – Monday evenings, January –April 2013
Work one on one with the children of our Adult Literacy students – reading, writing, helping with homework and fun learning activities as well! This group meets at William Floyd High School.
- STUDY BUDDIES
Open to students in 6th-12th grade – Tuesday afternoons AND/OR Wednesday evenings, January – June 2013
Volunteer to help a younger child with his or her homework, or just spend some quality time skill-building and reading with students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Both sessions take place at the Community Library.
- TEEN ADVISORY GROUP
Open to students in 7th-12th grade.
Teen Advisory Group meets once a month to discuss and suggest programs, events, and collections for teens in the library. The group also works on community service projects that benefit local organizations, and gets together to decorate the Teen Area. See program calendar for details.
- 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
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
Deer Park, NY, 11792
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
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.