Teen Volunteers

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Our current teen volunteer options are listed below. We'd love to help you earn service hours through volunteering!

* Book Review Bloggers

School Year Volunteers

* YouTube Programming

* Peer Tutoring for Exams

Summer Reading Volunteers

 

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WOW!! What a HUGE response we've had from local teens!

Our Fall/Winter 2021 teen volunteer program is now FULL.

Please check back to this page in February when we begin training new teen volunteers to work this spring.

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 help us 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 accept and train new volunteers in grades 7-12 twice per year (September and Feburary). We give letters certifying service hours for all teens who complete volunteer duties.

Teen Volunteer Training 2021

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: 

  • Fall 2021 training (Only 2 volunteers can be trained at a time, so schedules will vary based on interest & availability.)
  • Spring 2022 meeting dates TBD. Check back on this page in February 2022.

Email Mrs. Maisch with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT use school email accounts for volunteering. Due to firewalls in the school district, emails from the NPSD cannot always reach outside the district. Teen Volunteers need access to email in order to volunteer at the library, so please ensure that you have a non-school email account.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Click HERE to view and print the Teen Volunteer Application.

You must bring this SIGNED application with you to training!

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(Print & complete the Teen Volunteer Application here.)

Teen Volunteer Jobs & Descriptions

        1. Library Pages: Train to be a Page at the NP Library! Pages must 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
    • Posting Signage
    • More

       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. (The AfterWords Bookstore is still closed due to COVID restrictions. We will accept bookstore volunteers again once we re-open.)

     3. 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‚Äôs history.

     4.  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.)

Volunteers may receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered. Teens can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a PDF copy of their service hours letter.

*(Parents, please help us teach teens valuable communication skills, by having THEM email me directly. Teens are always encouraged to CC a parent and I will always reply to all. But all communications at this age should come from the teen volunteer. Let's work together to help teach personal responsibility and life skills!) 

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Book reviews serve the community by helping others find the right reading materials. If you love to read and want to share your opinions, you can join our Teen Book Review Crew! All you need to do is read a book in the library's YA or Adult fiction collections, and do a write-up including a brief summary and your opinions. You'll submit all reviews and edits via email, making this a great opportunity for teens with busy schedules. Finished reviews will be published right here on the library's Book Review Blog on our website!

Interested? Click here for full Guidelines or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Seeking Teen Book Review Bloggers

  • Read Reviews on the blog here: Teen Book Review Blog
  • Full Guidelines for how to participate are here: Book Review Blog Guidelines
  • Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • (Parents, please help us teach teens valuable communication skills, by having THEM email me directly. Teens are always encouraged to CC a parent and I will always reply to all. But all communications at this age should come from the teen volunteer, not the parent. Let's work together to help teach personal responsibility and life skills!)

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Thank you to all of our fantastic 2021 Summer Teen Volunteers! 

You helped make Summer Reading a huge success!!

How it works:

  • Teens entering 6-12th grade in the fall can sign up to deliver Summer Reading prizes to winners within New Providence to earn volunteer hours.
  • Come to the library on the Monday of your volunteer week to pick up prize bundles.
  • Deliver those bundles to the street addresses on each label by the end of that week.
  • Volunteers may walk, ride bikes, or drive to complete deliveries. (*All NP Library volunteers must abide by pedestrian, bike and traffic laws, including crossing at crosswalks, wearing helmets while biking, and obeying speed limits and parking rules while driving. You are representatives of the Library and are expected to reflect the rules of public safety and residential privacy.)
  • Each teen volunteer may sign up for a MAX of three weeks.

Volunteers may receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered at the end of the summer. Teens can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a PDF copy of their service hours letter.

*(Parents, please help us teach teens valuable communication skills, by having THEM email me directly. Teens are always encouraged to CC a parent and I will always reply to all. But all communications at this age should come directly from the teen volunteer. Let's work together to help teach personal responsibility and life skills!)

 

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Are you looking for ways to help others during the pandemic? We'd love to hear any ideas you may have on programs you can record at home to share with the community.

  • Do you have a love of STEM experiments and want to share some How To videos for younger children?
  • Do you have tech skills you can share that may help some of our older patrons?
  • Do you have another idea of a video program that you can record at home that would provide educational value to others?

If so, email Mrs. Maisch to discuss your ideas and how to make them work. Successful video programming will be posted to the library's YouTube channel with links provided on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website.

BEFORE YOU RECORD:

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Click here for the Teen and Parent YouTube Permission Form.

Click here to view the NP Library's YouTube ChannelYouTube

  

Teen BooksPeer Tutoring Volunteers

Since the school cancelled all mid-term & final exams, and our building is still closed for public seating and studying, we will not run our Peer Tutoring program this school year. We hope to start fresh with a new batch of peer tutors in time for midterms in January, 2022. Stay safe, everyone!

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.

Volunteer for one hour, or multiple hours on multiple days! Email Mrs. Maisch with what subjects you can tutor and your availability: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteers may receive a letter verifying service hours for the time they volunteered. Teens can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a PDF copy of their service hours letter.

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 More info on our FREE Mid-Term & Finals Tutoring can be found here on our Teen Study Groups page.

 

Stay healthy & safe, New Providence! 

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