Volunteer Information

High School Summer Community Service Information/Training Session

**Full for the Summer, we will have more opportunities in the Fall**  For Teens entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018. Become a summer volunteer and get a head start on your community service hours for the 2018/2019 school year. To qualify, you must attend one of the training sessions and be available for a minimum 8 hours during the summer. There is no registration or application. Simply arrive on time. The library makes every attempt to work around camp, sports, and vacation schedules.

Middle School Community Service 

For Grades 5-8. We do not have Middle school Volunteer Opportunities for the Summer. We will have monthly Volunteer dates in the fall.

School Year Volunteers: During the school year we generally offer hour-long volunteer sessions twice per month. Registration is not required; however, students are asked to arrive promptly, sign in and remain for the entire hour. All students in grades 5-8 and 9-12 are welcome to participate in our scheduled volunteer sessions for middle school and high school. Due to the large number of people who want to volunteer, we cannot accommodate individual schedule requests. We occasionally have opportunities to assist with special events, however. Experienced student volunteers will be contacted via email as needed for special events. Time totals for BHS and BMS students will be emailed to the schools by the library at the end of the school year in June. Summer volunteers’ time will be totaled and emailed directly to BHS in the fall, and will be applied to the 2018/19 school year.

Youth Services Volunteer Job Description
Under the direction and supervision of the Youth Services Librarian or a Youth Services Assistant, Youth Services Volunteers help to prepare craft projects or story time props; use the photocopy and Ellison machines; dust shelves, inventory games and book kits; and add and remove stickers on books. Some volunteers may provide assistance during busy Library programs. Summer volunteers help patrons log their reading hours, hand out prizes and assist with setting up and taking down tables, chairs, and materials for programs.

A Bernardsville Public Library Youth Services Volunteer must:
• Be in grades 9-12. (summer volunteers should be entering gr. 9-12)
• Be able to use scissors, color, outline or trace, and assemble sample craft projects.
• Be able to follow written and verbal directions.
• Be able to arrive promptly and attend the entire volunteer session.
• Be able to attend training sessions as necessary.
• Call the Library when they are unable to report for volunteer service.

Thank You Volunteers

We really enjoy having all of our Teen Volunteers and we look forward to seeing many of you throughout the school year, on the High School Volunteer afternoons. Watch the teen page on the website, the newsletter and online calendar for specific dates and times.  Questions? Email us at teenvolunteers@bernardsvillelibrary.org for answers to your questions and to be notified of other volunteer opportunities as they become available.