Teen Volunteering

Current Teen Volunteer Opportunities at FTPL:
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Help plan and create teen programming, write book reviews, decorate the teen room, and more!
  1. When does volunteering take place? Throughout the year
  2. How can I become a TAG volunteer?
    We are currently not accepting new volunteers. Please check back in September for information about volunteering during the 2019-2020 school year.
Teen Reading Buddies
Help a child practice their reading skills.
  1. When does volunteering take place? Summer (July-August).
  2. Who can be a Reading Buddy?  Teens entering grades 8-12 in September.
  3. How can I become a Teen Reading Buddy?      We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2019 Teen Reading Buddies. Check back in early 2020 for Summer 2020 information.
Teen Tech Buddies
Help kids learn to code, build, make videos, and more!
We are looking for teens with experience in one or more of the following areas: Scratch, Makey Makey, Sphero Robots, Snap Circuits, Block Coding, GarageBand, iMovie, Ozobots.
  1. When does volunteering take place? Summer (July-August).
  2. Who can be a Teen Tech Buddy? Teens entering grades 8-12 in September with some of the above listed tech skills.
  3. How can I become a Teen Tech Buddy?       We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2019 Teen Tech Buddies. Check back in early 2020 for Summer 2020 information.

Questions?  Contact the Reference Desk by using the form here or 732-873-8700 ext. 111

Youth Services Department Volunteering
Assist by straightening up the Youth Services area which includes toys and puzzles, magazines, and board books.  Special projects as assigned.
  1. When does volunteering take place? 6 weeks in Summer (July-August).  Volunteers work 1 hour per week and there is a mandatory 2 hour training.
  2. Who can be a Youth Services Department Volunteer? Teens ages 12-17.
  3. How can I become a Youth Services Department Volunteer?  We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2019 Youth Services Department volunteers. Check back in September for more information about the Fall session.

Questions?  Contact the Youth Services Department at 732-873-8700 ext. 112.

Circulation Department Volunteer
Shelving, shelf reading, and shifting.
  1. When does volunteering take place? Throughout the year.  Volunteers are required to complete at least 6 months of volunteering and take a Dewey Decimal Quiz.
  2. Who can be a Circulation Department Volunteer?  Anyone age 15 and older.
  3. How can I become a Circulation Department Volunteer?  Please contact the Circulation Department to schedule a meeting 732-873-8700 ext. 400.

Questions? Contact the Circulation Department at 732-873-8700 ext. 400.