Volunteer Information

Middle School Community Service 

Due to the increasing popularity of the middle school community service at the library, we have restructured the program to improve the experience and increase productivity. Rather than week-by-week drop-in program, we will be offering three sessions of community service throughout the school year. The students will meet five times during each session for a total of 5 community service hours per session. Because space is limited, we are requiring that students register for a whole session and ask that students plan to attend at least 4 of the 5 dates during the session.

**Note that there is a session for 5th and 6th grade and a separate session for the 7th and 8th grade. Please be sure to register for the appropriate grade. ** 

Students will work on a variety of projects in a fun, supervised social setting.  Once the work is done, students will play games, work on tech projects, do crafts, socialize and have snacks.  We make work fun!


Middle School Community Service Winter Sessions 

In order to make community service available to as many students as possible, priority will be given to those students who did not  participate in Session 1. Please plan to attend at least 4 of the 5 scheduled dates. Students who attended Session 1 and wish to participate will be placed on a wait list. For those unable to attend Session 2, Session 3 sign ups will be in late March.

Sessions are full! Please contact Youth Services for more information.

Grades 5 & 6 Thursdays,2/14, 2/28, and 3/14  from 4:45-5:45 pm

Grades 7 & 8 Thursdays, 2/21, and 3/7 from 4:45-5:45 pm


High School Community Service

No Sign up Required. For Grades 9-12. February 23rd from 3pm- 4pm

Summer Community Service

**See You Next Summer!**  For Teens entering grades 9-12. 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.

Youth Services Volunteer 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.