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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).
  3. How can I become a TAG volunteer?   

To join, teens must reside in Franklin Township and have an active Franklin Township Library card. Fill out the form here.

Within a few days of filling out the form, the teen librarian will email a contract that the teen and parent/guardian must review, sign and return. Once the contract is received, the teen librarian will email full details on how to earn hours.

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).
  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?    Applications for the Summer 2022 program are now closed as we have filled all of the spaces. If any of the current volunteers are unable to fulfill their obligations, we will reopen applications to new volunteers. Please check back later.

Summer Virtual Volunteering for Teens

Applications for the Teen Summer 2022 Virtual Volunteering is now closed. Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

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.