Teen Volunteer Opportunities

It’s almost time to make plans for this summer. When it comes to volunteering at the library, we’re offering three different volunteer opportunities for White Plains teens.

Reading Buddies
In a favorite volunteer activity, teens are paired with children who are learning to read. July 8 through August 7: Mondays 2-5 pm, Tuesdays 4-7 pm, and Wednesdays 2-5 pm. Teens (Grades 9-12 only) must:

  • fill out an application form (available May 7 & due June 7)
  • attend one of two training sessions: Monday, 7/1, 3-4 pm; or Tuesday, 7/2, 5-6 pm
  • commit to volunteering one day per week for four out of the five weeks
  • be White Plains residents in grades 9-12

Do Gooders
Teens in grades 7-12 can earn community service hours on Tuesdays from 3-5 pm, from July 9 through August 13 in the Edge Media Lab. Each week we'll work on a different project to benefit a local organization. Registration recommended; space is limited. This program is supported by the Allstate Foundation.

STEM Buddies
Teens will guide small groups of elementary school age children in exploring our collection of STEM activities. Thursdays: July 11 & 25, 4-6:30 pm; August 8 & 25, 4-6:30 pm. Teens (grades 9-12) must:

  • attend a training session Thursday, June 27, 4-5 pm
  • fill out application (available May 7 & due June 7)
  • commit to volunteering twice during the summer

For a printable application, click here.

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