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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. Who can join TAG? TAG is open to students ages 12-17 who reside in Franklin Township (NJ).
  3. How can I become a TAG volunteer?   

New applications for TAG are usually available in September and are open until all spots are filled. At this time all of our spaces in TAG are filled. When spaces become available, this page will be updated. Please check back. If you are interested in being put on a waiting list for TAG, you can email the Teen Librarian (kbilton[at]franklintwp[dot]org). Unfortunately, we can’t predict when spots will become available. Thank you for your interest in TAG.

Types of TAG volunteer tasks include: 

Create original content for the library’s social media for teen

Write book reviews to be displayed in the teen space or on social media

Decorating the teen space

Write letters to seniors in nursing homes and/or deployed soldiers.

Help to decide, prepare and to execute teen programs (currently only virtual)

Prepare craft supplies (currently not available due to Covid restrictions)

Clerical work such as cutting paper, checking supply stocks, straightening shelves, etc.

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 who are excited about helping children practice reading.
  3. How can I become a Teen Reading Buddy?     Due to pandemic restrictions, Reading Buddies is not available this year. Check back in early 2022 for Summer 2022 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 Reading Buddy?  Teens entering grades 8-12 in September with some of the above listed tech skills and are excited to teach these skills to grade school age children.
  3. How can I become a Teen Tech Buddy?     Due to pandemic restrictions, Tech Buddies is not available this year. Check back in early 2022 for Summer 2022 information.

Questions?  Contact the Reference Desk by using the form here or 732-873-8700 option 3.

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? 3 sessions throughout the year.  Volunteers work 1 hour per week for a 6 week session 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? Contact the Youth Services Department at extension 112 for more information.