Volunteer Opportunities


Registration is limited to THREE 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:

Happy UnBirthday Party Volunteers  EIY784. Volunteers will help children celebrate their birthdays.  For grades 7-12.
          --Tuesday, February 19, 10:45-11:45am

Harry Potter Movie Experience Volunteers  EIY701. Volunteers will help children experience the magic of the Harry Potter films.  For grades 8-12.
          --Friday, February 22, 1:45-4:30pm

Registration for the following opportunities begins March 1:

Chess Lessons Volunteers  EIY722. Volunteers will teach students the basics of the game.  For grades 8-12.
          --Monday, March 4, 6:45-8pm
          --Monday, April 1, 6:45-8pm

Fandom Friends Volunteers  EIY783. Volunteers will help children geek out at the library.  For grades 8-12.
          --Tuesday, March 5, 6:45-7:45pm
          --Tuesday, April 2, 6:45-7:45pm

Snowmania Volunteers  EIY716. Volunteers will help children with a program about snow.  For grades 7-12.
          --Thursday, March 7, 4-5pm

Lego Club Volunteers  EIY738. Volunteers are needed to help children as they build with Legos.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, March 9, 9:45am-12:45pm

Harry Potter Movie Experience Volunteers  EIY701. Volunteers will help children experience the magic of the Harry Potter films.  For grades 8-12.
          --Saturday, March 9, 1:45-4:30pm
          --Tuesday, March 19, 5:15-8pm
          --Friday, April 19, 1:45-4:30pm 

Shamrock Story/Time Volunteers  EIY751. Volunteers are needed to help children with a story.  For grades 7-12.
          --Wednesday, March 13, 5:15-6:30pm

Night Out Volunteers  EIY769. Volunteers will help special needs adults create themed crafts.  For grades 7-12.
          --Monday, March 18, 6:45-8:15pm
          --Monday, April 15, 6:45-8:15pm

Stained Glass Kite Volunteers  EIY720. Volunteers will help children create a craft similar to stained glass.  For grades 7-12.
          --Tuesday, March 26, 6:45-8pm

Curious George Extravaganza Volunteers  EIY724. Volunteers will help children celebrate the beloved character.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, March 30, 10:15-11am

Learning Fair Volunteers    Saturday, April 6    For grades 7-12:
Savers Create Volunteers  EIY754  11am-12:30pm. Volunteers will help children create new toys from old ones.
Drop In Crafts Volunteers  EIY765  11am-2pm. Volunteers will help children create a variety of crafts.
Legos Create Volunteers  EIY766  11am-2pm. Volunteers will help children create Lego masterpieces.

Sock Hop Dance Party Volunteers  EIY725. Volunteers will help children with a dance party.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, April 13, 10:15-11am

Scrapbooking Volunteers  EIY715. Volunteers will help children scrapbook.  For grades 7-12.
          --Tuesday, April 16, 6:45-7:45pm

Recycled Animals Volunteers  EIY728. Volunteers will help children with a craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Monday, April 22, 1:45-2:45pm

Celebrate Arbor Day Volunteers  EIY740. Volunteers will help children with a craft.  For grades 7-12.
          --Friday, April 26, 10:15-11:15am

Spring Fling Volunteers  EIY768. Volunteers will help children the season in the Discovery Backyard.  For grades 7-12.
          --Saturday, April 27, 10:15am-12:30pm


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.