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TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please note teen volunteer opportunities are available only to Ridgewood Library cardholders and Kidscard holders in grades 6 to 12.

We  will only retain records for our teen volunteers for one year after date of high school graduation. 

Attention teen volunteers. At this time, all on-site volunteer opportunities have been suspended until further notice. Below are a few ways you can volunteer from home.

Cards of Joy

 

Grades 6-12

 

Spread some cheer and participate in our Cards of Joy greeting campaign. Starting November 10 to December 11, submit a letter/card and receive an hour of volunteer work. Submissions must adhere to program guidelines.

Please note that you can submit a limit of two (2) for this opportunity.  Do not write your name on the letter, but leave a note with your name instead. Drop off at the Youth Services Desk. Thank you.

Bibliomaniacs

 

Grades 6-12

 

Read a book, write a review, and earn 30 minutes of volunteer time. Click here to learn more about how you can join the Bibliomaniacs. 

Please note that you can submit a limit of two (2) reviews per day.  Allow one week for review of submission. Thank you.

Virtual Teen Reading Pal

 Grades 6-12

(available starting October 2020)

New and returning volunteers must attend orientation on Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 4 pm: Registration opens December 1, 2020.


Pick from our library’s extensive children's ebook collection and other resources to read one-to-one with our young patrons. A Ridgewood Public Library staff member will conduct online sessions between patron and teen volunteer during sessions.


School Session: One 30 minute shift during operating hours. Volunteer no more than once per day, twice per week. *Subject to change depending on demand.


Mondays and Wednesdays (4- 5 pm)

Virtual REad to a Pet Host

 Grades 6-12

(available starting October 2020)

New and returning volunteers must attend orientation on Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 4 pm: Registration opens December 1, 2020.

 

Become a Read to a Pet host for readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable pet. Pre-readers must be able to explain the events happening in a story book, even if they are unable to read the words. The child will have a 15 minute virtual private sitting with the animal.


School Session: One hour shift during operating hours. Volunteer no more than once per day, once per week. *Subject to change depending on demand.


Tuesday and Thursdays (4- 5 pm)

Virtual Homework Center

Grades 10-12


Volunteer opportunity is available to academically-qualified Ridgewood residents in grades 10-12. Volunteers will provide after-school help for students in grades 3-9 in a variety of academic subjects.  Orientation held once a year in early October.

 

Only offered during School Session: October through May

Homework Center meets every Tuesday & Thursday from 4 - 5 pm. Details on how to become a volunteer, register for spots, and tips on providing the best tutoring service to our young patrons will be covered during our mandatory orientations:

Please note we are no longer accepting new volunteers for this program. Thank you.

Please email us for further questions: teens@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Feel free to email us teens@ridgewoodlibrary.org if you have any further questions.

How to become a Teen Volunteer

 

  • Read up on our various volunteer opportunities. Decide which one suits your interest. Please note that there are a few opportunities that do not require attending an orientation or being at the library at all.

  • Attend one of our orientations. Links to our registration page will be located under each volunteer opportunity.

  • After attending an orientation and you are still interested in volunteering, we will email you the online application. Fill it out to the best of your ability. Once we have received your application we will send your login information and you can start signing up for available spots that day.

Current Volunteers:
Sign up for hours here!

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