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 begins Wednesday, November 1, 2017:

Story Walk Volunteers  (EIY709). Volunteers will help children with a story time on the go.  For grades 7-12.
          --Friday, November 10, 10:45-11:30am

Story/Craft Volunteers  (EIY755). Volunteers will help children with a craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Wednesday, November 15, 5:15-6:30pm 
          --Wednesday, November 30, 4-5pm 


Turkeys in Disguise Volunteers  (EIY753). Volunteers are needed to help children with a turkey themed craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Monday, November 20, 5:15-6:15pm 

Chess Lessons Volunteers  (EIY722). Volunteers will teach students the basics of the game.  For grades 7-12.
          --Monday, December 4, 7-8pm

Holiday Gift Workshop Volunteers  (EIY726). Volunteers are needed to help children create a gift for the holidays.  For grades 7-12.
          --Wednesday, December 6, 5:15-6pm 

Teen Gift Wrapping Volunteers  (EIY752). The library needs neat, detail-oriented volunteers to wrap gifts for patrons for the holidays.  For grades 7-12.  You may choose one shift from below:
          --Wednesday, December 6, 6:15-8:15pm 
          --Thursday, December 7, 6:15-8:15pm
          --Tuesday, December 12, 6:15-8:15pm 
          --Wednesday, December 13, 6:15-8:15pm 
This volunteer opportunity may be completed in addition to the rule of three allowed.

Polar Express Volunteers  (EIY727). Volunteers are needed to help children celebrate the classic book.  For grades 7-12.
          --Wednesday, December 13, 4-5:45pm

Mosaic Gingerbread Man Volunteers  (EIY754). Volunteers are needed to help children with a story and craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Wednesday, December 27, 10:15-11am

Babysitting Volunteers  (EIY723). Volunteers will provide babysitting services during a library program.  For grades 7-12.
          --Thursday, December 28, 9:45-10:45am
          --Thursday, December 28, 10:45-11:45am 
          --Thursday, December 28, 11:45-12:45pm  

Noon Year's  Eve Bash Volunteers  (EIY729). Volunteers will help with the celebration of the New Year.  For grades 7-12.
          --Friday, December 29, 11:15am-12:45pm



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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.