Volunteer Opportunities

LIBRARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please note the following changes:  In an effort to accommodate the increased popularity of volunteer opportunities, registration is limited to THREE volunteer opportunities (including waitlists) per Librafax for EIPL cardholders.  You may register for volunteer opportunities in person or by telephone at the Reference Desk; there is no online registration.


Registration for EIPL cardholders for the following volunteer opportunities is ongoing:


Juried Art Show Volunteers  (EIY719). Volunteers are needed to staff the refreshments table and assist staff during out Juried Art Show.  For grades 7-12.
          --Sunday, September 24, 2:15-3:45pm


Story/Craft Volunteers  (EIY755). Volunteers will help children with a craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Wednesday, September 27, 5:15-6:30pm

Discovery Saturday Volunteers  (EIY708). Volunteers are needed to help staff with a program in the Discovery Backyard.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, September 30, 10:15-11:30am
          --Saturday, October 14, 10:15-11:30am

Chess Lessons Volunteers  (EIY722). Volunteers will teach students the basics of the game.  For grades 7-12. 
          --Monday, October 2, 7-8pm 

1,000 Books Bash Volunteers  (EIY701). Volunteers will help children celebrate their reading achievement.  For grades 7-12.
          --Thursday, October 5, 6:45-7:45pm

Parachute Story Time Volunteers  (EIY751). Volunteers will help children with a story time.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, October 7, 10:45-11:45am

The Great Give Back Volunteers  (EIY721). Volunteers will help children with a craft that will be donated to the residents at Momentum Nursing Home.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, October 14, 11:45am-12:30pm

Kids and Teens Together: Halloween Party Volunteers  (EIY705). Volunteers will play games, share stories, and create a craft with children, 4-6 years old, at our Halloween Party.  For grades 7-12.
          --Wednesday, October 25, 6:45-8pm

Story/Art Volunteers  (EIY782). Volunteers will help children with art.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, October 28, 10:15-11:15am

Popsicle Stick Monster Volunteers  (EIY728). Volunteers will help children with a Halloween themed craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Monday, October 30, 5:15-6:15pm

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The Great Give Back
Saturday, October 14, 2017
For grades 7 - adult

The mission of The Great Give Back is to provide a day of volunteer opportunities for the patrons of Suffolk County to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences.

12-1pm: Assemble items to be given out with Thanksgiving baskets by St. Mary's Outreach program.

2:15-3:30pm: Work with the EIPL Knitting & Crocheting Club to create decorative pom-poms that will be attached to winter hats of all sizes and donated to residents in need.

Register at the Adult Reference Desk

For those of you who cannot attend that day but still want to participate in The Great Give Back, we are in need of yarn and individually wrapped candy donations to be dropped off by October 7, 2017.
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OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

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.