Applications for the 2023-2024 Volunteer Cycle are closed. We will re-open in May. 

The library is happy to offer volunteer opportunities to our local teens! Applications are accepted from May to March of the next calendar year. 


Below are brief descriptions of volunteer opportunities at Bernards Township Library. Please make sure you are choosing the department right for you when you fill out your application.

Children’s Library: Students in grades 7-12. Volunteers will assist with tasks in the Children's Library, including helping prepare for programs and crafts, emptying the book drop, and other related tasks, depending on need. Time slots vary, but the majority of slots are for Mondays-Thurdays 5:30-6:30pm. 

General Library Helpers: Students in grades 7-12. Must be available Tuesdays, Wednesday, and/or Thursdays from 3:00-5:00pm or 4:00-6:00pm. Library Helper volunteers will help out with different tasks in the Teen and Adult Libraries; the individual tasks will vary depending on need. 

Tech Teens: Students must be in grades 9-12. Volunteers will help patrons as well as library staff with tech related issues, such as downloading apps and helping patrons print, as well as help with tech related programs on an as needed basis. Must be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:00-5:00pm, and/or Saturdays from 12:00-2:00pm.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Students in grades 7-12. Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens who participate in and influence the functioning of the Library, especially for teen programming and Library materials. TAB is a forum to have your opinions and suggestions heard. It is also an opportunity for additional volunteer hours.  TAB Meetings are held monthly — look for the next meeting date on our teen events calendar


Please direct any questions about the Teen Volunteer Program to our Teen Services Librarian — you can reach Maura in the Teen Room, at , or at 908-204-3031 x5. We do our best to accommodate the needs of all of our teen volunteers, but please be aware the library cannot guarantee volunteers will reach service hour requirements for outside organizations.