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Teen Volunteering

Current Teen Volunteer Opportunities at FTPL:

Teen Action 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) and have an active Franklin Township Library card.
  3. How can I become a TAG volunteer?   Applications for TAG for the 2022 – 2023 school year are now closed. We plan to have applications open again in September. 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

Create decorations for the Young Adult Room.

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

Help to decide, prepare and to execute teen programs

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 and 1 training session in June).
  2. Who can be a Reading Buddy?  Teens entering grades 8-12 in September who are excited about helping children practice reading. Teens must also reside in Franklin Township.
  3. How can I become a Teen Reading Buddy?    Please click HERE to access the application. Full details including training and volunteering dates are on the application.  Applications will close once we reach the number of volunteers that the program can accommodate. Don’t delay!

Teen Kindness Club

At this monthly event, teens between the ages of 12 – 17 can attend to earn to an hour of community service.

Each month we do a different community service related activity such as writing letters to veterans, making cat toys for the animal shelter or writing card to hospitalized kids. There is no application process to attend the Kindness Club.

Please click here to find the schedule of teen events – search “Kindness” to find the next meeting date and please register so we know how many people to expect.

Summer Virtual Volunteering for Teens

Applications for the Teen Summer 2023 Virtual Volunteering will open in June, 2023. Thank you.

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

Click here is a list of other organizations that have teen volunteer opportunities.