There are many ways to volunteer your time at the Library.
- Kids for Kids a volunteer group of young people ages 8 and up who plan and sponsor programs for kids. They publish the newsletter “Kids World”, sponsor a poetry contest, volunteer at the Library and much more. The Monroe Township Library and Monroe Township Schools jointly sponsor this program. To join, stop by the Library and fill out a Kids for Kids application or contact the Youth Services department at extension 116 for more information.
- Math and Reading Buddies individually pairs high school volunteers with elementary and middle school students who need to practice math or reading skills. To be a tutor, you just have to speak English clearly, be comfortable doing elementary math and/or reading, and enjoy working with younger kids. Community service hours are awarded for those who volunteer. For more information, contact the Youth Services department at extension 116.
- Math and Reading Partners is a summer program for children finishing Grades K-5. Students are individually paired with an adult or high school volunteer from the community who will help them practice their math skills and/or reading skills over the summer months. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at extension 116.
- RAVE (Read Aloud Volunteer Ensemble) is a cooperative program sponsored by the Monroe Township Library, Monroe Township Office on Aging, and the Monroe Township Board of Education. Volunteers are trained to read aloud to children and then present a regular 30-minute storytime in a classroom in the Monroe Township, Jamesburg or East Windsor school districts. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at extension 116.
- Teen Advisory Group meets once a month to plan teen programs and parties, and help inform decisions about the library, such as what young adult materials we should buy and what library services teens want. Teens can earn community service hours for participating – for grades 6-12. Refreshments are always served at meetings! For more info, please contact Emily Mazzoni at extension 114 or email email@example.com.
- Teen Volunteers work in different departments of the Library depending on where needs are greatest. Tasks vary, but primarily involve helping us get books, videos, DVDs and other materials back on the shelves after they are returned. If you are in ninth grade or older and interested in becoming a Monroe Teen Volunteer, please complete and return an application to the Library. Please note that while we always welcome applications, there are limits to the number of available openings the Library may have at a given time. We will keep your application on file. Thank you for your interest. For more information or answers to any questions you may have, please contact Becky Osowski at extension 142.