Volunteer Opportunities


Registration is limited to TWO opportunities (including waitlists) per Newsletter for EIPL cardholders.  You may register for volunteer opportunities in person or by telephone at the Reference Desk; there is no online 

Registration for the following opportunities is currently ongoing:

Night Out Volunteers  EIY769. Volunteers will help special needs adults create themed crafts.  For grades 7-12.
          --Monday, May 20, 6:45-8:15pm
          --Monday, June 17, 6:45-8:15pm

Fandom Friends Volunteers  EIY783. Volunteers will help children geek out at the library.  For grades 8-12.
          --Tuesday, June 4, 6:45-7:45pm

Pirate Story/Craft Volunteers  EIY755. Volunteers will help children with a craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Wednesday, June 5, 5:15-6:15pm

Space Out Story Walk Volunteers  EIY709. Volunteers will help children with a story.  For grades 7-12.
          --Thursday, June 6, 4:15-5:15pm

Discovery Saturday Volunteers  EIY708. Volunteers will help children in our Discovery Backyard.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, June 8, 10:15-11:30am

Father's Day Gift Workshop Volunteers  EIY775. Volunteers will help children with a craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Monday, June 10, 5:15-6:15pm and 6:45-7:45pm

Chess Lessons Volunteers  EIY722. Volunteers will teach students the basics of the game.  For grades 8-12.
          --Monday, June 24, 6:45-8pm

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  The Library needs responsible volunteers for the summer. Registration for July volunteer opportunities is June 1 - June 29; registration for August volunteer opportunities is July 1 - July 27.  Spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at the Reference Desk; there is no telephone or online registration:

  • Those entering grades 7-12 can register to help in the Children's Room with various programs throughout the summer. you may register for 4 programs for each month.
  • Those who are 14-year-old and older can register to be Summer Reading Club Listeners, requiring you to work a schedule of three hours per week throughout the summer, listening to children report on what they have read.
  • Those entering grades 7-12 can register for a variety of volunteer positions during the library's Comic Con on Saturday, July 27 (we need assistance with the registration table, serving at the Stranger Things Breakfast, helping with children's programs and manning tables at our multiple drop-in crafts).

You may be simultaneously registered for any of the above as long as you stay within the limitations for each type of volunteer opportunity (i.e. up to 4 programs, summer reading club listener and/or Comic Con volunteer for each summer month).



Long Island Volunteer Center: Long Island's resource for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Advanced search options allow for proximity searches refined by age.

VolunTEENnation: find a local volunteer opportunity geared specifically towards teen volunteers.

Brookhaven Health Care Facility - East Patchogue
Phone: (631) 447-8800 x5637, Loraine
Age: 12+
Volunteers spend time that enhances the quality of life for residents in areas such as: one-on-one visits, assisting with group activities, sharing a hobby or talent, taking day trips, playing games and much more.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Melville
425 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 318
Melville, NY 11747
E-mail: Vickie Cella, vcella@cff.org
Phone: (516) 827-1290
Age group: High school students
Opportunities for volunteers working at home, at special events, or in the office.

Habitat for Humanity
643 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953
(631) 924 4966 x 225

Age group: 16+
Volunteers can help build houses, work in Habitat's offices, or their store.
HorseAbility Therapeutic Ride Program, Hippotherapy & Summer Day Camp
238 Round Swamp Road, Melville NY 11741
Phone: (631) 367-1646 ext 12, Colleen or Dina
Age group: Middle School and High School
Requirements: Provide own transportation, must be in good health, fill out volunteer contract and attend orientation. Weekdays and weekends available. HorseAbility’s mission is to offer a wide range of horse-related programs to children, adults, and families with special needs to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of its participants.
660 Main Street, Suite 2, Islip, NY 11751
Phone: (631) 224-2627
Age group: varies, check with organization
Volunteers will work outdoors on various beautification projects.

Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
33 Warner Rd, Huntington, NY 11743
E-mail: LSVolunteersmgr@aol.com
Phone: (631) 368-8770 ext 213
Age group: 16+
Little Shelter is always looking for hardworking, dedicated and reliable animal lovers ages 16 and up to volunteer their time and support for their life saving mission. As a volunteer you can work hands on with the animals, assist in administrative offices, help out at events and so much more.

Long Island Cares, Inc. (the Harry Chapin Food Bank)
10 Davids Dr, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: (631) 582-3663 x102
Age group: 16+
Food sorting is a very physical activity.
250 Lawrence Hill Rd, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Phone: (631) 367-3384 Alex Entrup
E-mail: volunteer-LI@tnc.org
Age group: Middle school and High School

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc.
829 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia, NY 11749
Phone: (631) 348-1389
Age group: 16+
Pal-O-Mine’s mission is to teach horseback riding and ancillary equine skills to individuals of all ages with physical, mental and emotional disabilities in order to promote increased self-esteem and confidence, as well as to improve posture, balance, eye-hand coordination and muscle tone.

Public Television, WLIW21 - Plainview
Phone: (516) 367-2100 x8450
E-mail: bilardellom@wliw.org
Age group: 16+ 
Please contact WLIW21 for specific volunteer information.

Ross Health Care Facility
839 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood NY 11717
Phone: (631) 273-4700, Ina
Age: High school
Please contact Ross Health Care Facility for specific volunteer information.

Save-A-Pet, Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
608 Rt. 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: (631) 473-6333, Lynn Schoepfer
Age group: kids-adults

The shelter serves the community by teaching and practicing humane behavior toward man and all living things. Save-A-Pet accepts students ages 16+ into their regular volunteer activities, but also has a Jr. Volunteer program for kids 16 years-old and younger.

Sweetbriar Nature Center62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown NY 11787
Phone: (631) 979-6344 x102, Eric Young
Age group: 16+
Located on a woodland preserve along the Nissequogue River, the Center relies on volunteers to support its mission to provide nature education and wildlife rehabilitation.  Intern positions are also available.