Thursday, March 12, 2020

May info about volunteering


Due to health issues and concerns in the NJ community, all events and volunteering are temporarily canceled until restrictions are lifted.   Thank you for your understanding.  You are welcome to submit an article, as explained below.

Teen summer volunteer applications will be available as of 3/15 online and can be emailed if you prefer not to drop them off in person.  Summer applications are ONLY for teens who wish to be on a set schedule for July and August.  If you aren't available for a set schedule or wish to do a variety of things, there will still be options on the blog.  We are not sure when the library will open or how many volunteers we will take (if any).  Please email your applications to   We are extending the deadline for applications until 5/30.  We will email all applicants with information as it arises.

Regular teen applications are sufficient if you do not intend to ask for a set summer job.  You do not need to file a new application unless you are trying for a summer volunteer spot.

For all volunteers looking for a way to earn hours during this difficult time:
1. Saleena is allowing 3 articles per week per person for any articles written by teens.  You can write anything: reviews of anything (personal reviews only); thoughts, informative articles, poetry, or stories.  Be aware that these are aimed at your peers, not a school project; so you can write in a more informal style (but if writing factual information remember to cite sources)
One of the teen staff members will check your article after you email it, any editing and changes have to be done before the article is posted.  You will be informed whether it needs work or if it is to be posted, but posting may be delayed if there are a lot of articles.   

2.  Another way to volunteer is to make a YouTube video for your fellow teens, or for the little ones (if that is your preference).  Your video must be submitted to Saleena in a format that can be uploaded to YouTube, and you must clearly state what audience the video is for and your name.  You will receive 5 hours per video uploaded.

Remember, you cannot volunteer if you don't have a current application on file.  

Email for Saleena is  

Thank you for volunteering at the Library!