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Teen Services: VolunTeens

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VolunTeen Activites

Virtual VolunTeen Project Project Description

Hours Earned

Reviews Write a review or make a video of any Library resource, book, eBook, audiobooks, movies, video game, manga and/or series, etc.
Rate on 1-5 stars (5 being the best)
Minimum length of review = 5 sentences of 1 minute video
Watch & review movie OR Read/listen & review book -- 1 hour

Teen Task Force

Greenburgh Teen Task Force encourages and empowers teen civic engagement. All interested  Teens are welcome to attend! Projects include raising awareness of food insequrity, food drives, Greenburgh Community Garden, Voter Registration Drives, and more.

Visit the Teen Task Force's website for meeting dates, current projects, and how to get involved!


Create A Trailer

Pick a library book, eBook, audiobooks, movies, video games, manga and/or series, etc.
Create a trailer that would make someone want to check it out -- just like a real movie trailer!
 No longer than 2 minutes in length.

3 Hours
Read-Alikes List or Video

Pick a library book, eBook, audiobooks, movies, video games, manga and/or series, etc.
Create a list or make a video recommending similar titles... if you like this -- then you may like that.
​Minimum length = 10  item list or 1 minute video. Include title &  author!

1 Hour

Teen Tutorials

Pick an online library resource, app, website, database, etc.
Create a "how to" or "tips and tricks" guide. It can be written out or a video!
2 Hours
Homework Help Center VolunTeen

Provide in-person afterschool homework help for grades 1-6 on Tuesdays 5-7 PM as part of the GPL Learning Lab Homework Help Center. Sign up to volunteer on the Teen Volunteer Calendar

Volunteer Tasks May Include:
Helping with set up, break down, signing in attendees, helping students in grades 1-6 with homework, studying, and projects. 

Staff Person(s) To Report To: 

  • Roberta, Homework Help Center Coordinator
  • Sarah Northshield, Librarian at Greenburgh Public Library
Virtual Peer-To-Peer Tutors

One-on-one tutoring for teens by teens on all subjects, homework, and test prep.

Contact to learn how to become a Teen Tutor.

Craft Kits Submit kit project idea FIRST. Make up a collection of 15 ready-made craft bags with instructions based on your own creative idea! Approved projects ONLY. (some library craft materials may be available to use) Hourly

Help With A Library Virtual Program

Be a digital usher and support librarians with a children's, teen, or adult virtual program held on Zoom.  Volunteer emails go out only when help is requested. First come, first serve.  Excellent communication skills is pertinent.  Ex. Help manage patrons, tech problems,  and monitor the chat room during a program. Hourly
Teen Advisory Board Meeting Attend and participate in a Virtual Teen Advisory Board Meeting -- visit the library's online calendar to register so we can send you the Zoom Virtual Meeting link. Hourly
Attend Library Programs

Beyond The Ton: Exploring the Historical, Literary & Pop Culture Context of Bridgerton - Tuesday, October 24, 7 PM
Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2023 - Tuesday, November 7, 7 PM
1619 Project Docuseries Revisited - Wednesday, November 8, 6 PM
Adulting 101: How To Get A Job - Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 PM
Acts of Faith: Religion and the American West - Tuesday, November 28, 7 PM
Teen Book Club - Saturday, December 2, 2 PM

Propose Your Own Project

Submit a project or program proposal that you would like to do to
We will be in touch with you to discuss the possibility of you doing this project for Community Service Hours. Please wait until your project has been approved to do.

To Be Determined

VolunTeen Guidelines

VolunTeen Guidelines

  • Eligibility 
    • A VolunTeen must be between the ages of 12 and 19 to apply, qualify, and  gain community service hours as a volunteer at GPL. They must also complete the Teen Volunteer Application linked here.
  • In Case of Emergency
  • Contact With Your Supervisor
    • All communication about volunteering at GPL will be conducted through email so be sure to check your email frequently for updates, volunteer hour opportunities, and shift assignments!
    • If you change your email let us know.
  • Lateness
    • Being late for volunteer hours is not acceptable. Being a VolunTeen means people are depending on you whether you are assisting running events at the library, organizing, or completing projects.
    • Be here on time or call ahead if you anticipate being late, are unable to attend, or in case of emergency.
  • Dress
    • Please dress appropriately for a public library. Shorts are okay but please do not wear swimsuits, bare bellies, bare feet, hats, or anything that would be inappropriate for school.
    • The library has a fluctuating temperatures so you may want to bring extra layers of clothing in case of extreme temperature differences. 
  • Volunteer Duties
    • Volunteering at GPL is scheduled in advance only, no drop-in volunteering please.
    • A VolunTeen may have a range of responsibilities and tasks that he or she will be assigned that may include: helping with events (advance preparation, set up, breaking down etc.), edging books, shelf reading, and more.
    • A VolunTeen is not responsible for helping patrons find books, answering reference questions, or doing clerical or page duties done by paid staff.
  • Keeping Track of Volunteer Time
    • A Volunteen is responsible for keeping track of all service hours and dates completed on the designated “VolunTeen Time Clock” Computer.
    • When a volunteer completes their required hours it is the responsibility of the volunteer to inform the Volunteer Supervisor whether they are finished volunteering or want to continue.
  • Volunteer Badges
    • VolunTeens must wear GPL Volunteer Badges at all times when volunteering at or for the library.
  • Mobile Devices
    • Please no use of cell phones (even texting), MP3 players, tablets, or other personal or electronic devices, headphones, or ear buds, during volunteering unless you ask and are given permission in advance.
  • Ask For Help
    • Library staff is here to help you! If you have questions ASK! (We don’t bite)
  • Recognition
    • Proof of service forms and letters must be requested by the volunteer, to their supervisor, well in advance of the due date.
    • Forms can be completed, letters written, and certificates issued as proof of service if a VolunTeen needs one for school/honor society/religious group, etc.
  • Internships
    • Please note that internships at the Greenburgh Public Library are not part of the Teen Volunteer Program.
    • For information about becoming a Teen Intern, including position availability, please email GPL Teen Volunteers.

Teen Events

Teen Events Calendar

Teen Services Librarian