School Year Volunteer Opportunities
We are grateful to our hard-working teen volunteers who help with everything from shelf maintenance, to bookstore help, to working with children and patrons and more. As teen volunteers, you help make our library run smoothly and fulfill our mission to the community.
If you would like to volunteer to work at the New Providence Memorial Library during the school year, we are always accepting new volunteers in grades 7-12. We give letters certifying service hours for all teens who complete volunteer duties.
Take a look at our list of Volunteer Jobs and Descriptions to see where you might like to volunteer. Then print out our Volunteer Application (requires signatures of both teen and parent/guardian) and bring it to one of the Teen Volunteer Meeting dates. New volunteers must attend one of the meeting dates before beginning to work at the library:
- Thursday, Sept 12 @ 5:00PM
- Wednesday, Sept 18 @ 3:30PM, or
- Monday, Sept 23 @ 3:00PM
We look forward to seeing you here!
Teen Volunteer Jobs & Descriptions
1. Library Pages: New this year! Train to be a Page at the NP Library! Pages will receive training and will work on a set schedule to help Librarians and Circulation Staff with various tasks like:
- Shelving Books
- Shelf Shifting
- Shelf Reading
- Pulling Titles
2. AfterWords Bookstore Volunteer: Categorize donations to our bookstore by age level and genre. Place new donations in appropriate shelves in the back closet. Fill holes in displays in bookstore. General upkeep. Requires training.
3. Children’s Room Cleanup: Help clean up in the Children’s room and Coddington room. Wipe down tables, wash baby toys, organize games, puzzles and puppets, tidy book displays.
4. Craft Assistance: Cut out paper crafts, stencil designs, print copies, etc. based on needs of Children’s Librarian and staff. Wednesday afternoons 3-5PM.
5. Museum Docent: Give tours of the Salt Box Museum in town. Help maintain the museum. Work with the NP Historical Society to help publicize and teach about New Providence’s history.
6. Peer Tutoring: Offer free tutoring services to fellow middle & high school students based on your subject areas of strength. Volunteer to help with mid-terms (January) and finals prep (June).
(Our School Year Teen Volunteer program runs from September through June for students in 7-12th grades. If you'd like to volunteer, you must complete a NEW application each year.)
Peer Tutoring Volunteers
Are you a high school student with an A-average? Do you enjoy helping other students? Have an interest in teaching? Then sign up to be a peer tutor to help fellow students prepare for Mid-Terms in January & Final Exams in June! We will host tutoring hours at the library on specific dates & times the week before exams.
Summer Reading Volunteers
Have some extra time during the summer? Come volunteer with our Summer Reading program! Summer Reading Volunteers will man the registration table in the Children's Room, check children's reading logs and give out prizes to kids who have reached various milestones. Teens in grades 6-12 may volunteer.
A new SignUp Genius will be available next June for Summer Reading 2020. A HUGE THANK YOU to the 85 Teen Volunteers who helped out this summer. You helped make Summer Reading 2019 a great success!!
Volunteers will receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered.