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Be A Teen Volunteer

Become a TEEN Volunteer

Whether working to fulfill a school commitment, to build a job resume, or to serve the community, Ocean County Library offers opportunities for teens ages 12 to 18. Plus it's a fun way to earn community service hours!

Why be a TEEN volunteer at the Ocean County Library?

Looks fabulous on college applications...Helps you learn skills to add to a job resume...Great way to meet new friends...Serve and get to know your community better...Learn about the library, how the library works and the library profession...Heads up on the latest books!...Be truly appreciated for the work you do!

What TEEN volunteer opportunities are available at the library?

All programs require an application and possible orientation. Please check your local library branch for details.

  • Teen Advisory Board

Help plan and implement library programs for all ages, and provide input on teen services at OCL. TAB members earn community service hours through participation in meetings and assisting in library events and programs. Please contact local branch for meeting. New members are always welcome!

  • Adopt a Shelf

Teens help to keep the books in proper order on the shelves. This important task allows customers and staff to locate library materials quickly and efficiently. Requires a brief orientation.

  • Teen Book Reviewer

Earn up to 15 community service hours by reading and reviewing up to five books from our selected lists of award winning books. Reviews will be displayed in the library and posted on the Teen Zone webpage. Click here for more info.

  • S.A.I.L. (Service and Achievement in the Library)

SAIL is a summer volunteer program open to teens that have completed 7th grade. - Contact local branch or check library teen zone website in early May to volunteer.

  • Reading Buddies

Teens "buddy up" with younger readers to encourage a love of reading and support early reading skills. Summer Only - Contact local branch or check library teen zone website in early May to volunteer.

For More Information

Please contact Jeannie Collacott, Teen Services Supervisor at Ocean County Library by telephone (732-349-6200 x-5201) or e-mail. You can also talk to your branch teen librarians.

Teen Application

Click here, print it out and bring it to your local Ocean County Library branch.

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