Call for Teen Volunteers

Thanks to everyone who volunteered at the Library this summer! Overall, 80 volunteers completed 661 hours of community service in the Trove and the Edge in July and August. Our Do Gooders group made 55 dog toys for the Paws Crossed Animal Rescue center in Elmsford, 15 baby blankets for Project Linus, 128 paracord bracelets for military charity Operation Gratitude, four ziploc bags full of earrings for a women’s shelter, and countless birthday cards and placemats for Meals on Wheels. Thank you to the Allstate Foundation for the continued support of our various volunteer programs for teens.

We can't wait to see what our teen volunteers get up to this fall. In addition to our usual fall schedule of Do Gooders meetings, due to the success of our Reading Buddies and STEM Buddies programs this summer, we are extending it into the fall with a weekly session of each program.

Below you'll find the fall Do Gooders schedule as well as information on applying to be a Reading Buddy and/or STEM Buddy.

Do Gooders
Do good in the Edge and join our community service group! No registration or application required. Meetings will be held on the following Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Edge Media Lab:
September 3 and 24
October 1 and 29
November 12 and 26
December 3 and 17

Reading Buddies
You’ll offer encouragement and support to children who are learning to read. Reading Buddies sessions will be held every Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 pm. starting in October.

To qualify, teens must:
● Live in White Plains
● Be entering grades 9-12 in fall 2019
Return this application form to the Trove Compass Desk with a parent/guardian signature by September 18
● Attend a training session: Wednesday, September 25, 4:00-5:00 pm

At the training session, you will sign up for the dates you would like to volunteer during the fall semester. Please know your schedule when you come to the training session.

STEM Buddies
You’ll guide small groups of elementary school children in exploring our collection of STEM activities. STEM Buddies sessions will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. starting in September.

To qualify, teens must:
● Live in White Plains
● Be entering grades 9-12 in fall 2019
Return this application form to the Trove Compass Desk with a parent/guardian signature by September 18
● Attend a training session: Thursday, September 26, 4:00-5:00 pm

At the training session, you will sign up for the dates you would like to volunteer during the fall semester. Please know your schedule when you come to the training session.

These programs are made possible with support from the Allstate Foundation.

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