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These opportunities are for Sachem Residents who are in 6th-12th grade.
Teens may complete each project only one time per month. Lead the Way projects change every two months.
Certificates acknowledging any credits earned will be e-mailed as a .pdf document.
Allow one week for the processing of a community service application or certificate.Available Opportunities
Are you curious about how local government works and who represents you? Do you wonder how you can get involved? On September 27th from 7:00-8:00pm, bring your questions to this informal town hall chat with Suffolk County Legislator Anthony Piccirillo and get the answers along with some gourmet cupcakes to go! (1 hour community service)
We are looking for teen volunteers in grades 9-12 to help out at the Fall Festival! Teen Leaders will be assigned to oversee different booths and activities at the Fall Festival. Due to the added responsibility of these positions, teens will earn 8 hours of community service. Positions are very limited and completion of this application is not a guarantee you will be accepted as a Teen Leader. If you are selected as a Teen Leader for the Fall Festival, you must to be available the entire time on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:30am—4:30pm. (8 hours)
The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce is looking for teens in grades 7-12 to help at the Farmingville Street Fair! This program is off-site on Portion Road between Leeds Blvd. and South Howell Blvd. Teens must provide their own transportation. (4 hours)
The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce is looking for artistic teens who love working with families and children to assist with our chalk creations voting contest and to create some chalk challenges for children participation. Chalk challenges are obstacle courses or games created with sidewalk chalk drawings. You must supply your own transportation. Chalk will be provided. (4 hours)
Help us educate the community on fire safety and fire prevention by creating content to be posted to our Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat. Instructions will be emailed upon registration. Projects must be completed by October 6th. (1 hour)
Color and assemble ‘Birthday Bags’ for children in need. Bags will be donated to local organizations. Please bring the following items with you to the program to receive community service: box of cake mix, container of frosting, and unopened package of birthday candles. (1 hour)
Help us with projects to benefit local animal shelters and complete various tasks to earn community service credit. Teens may earn up to 9 hours per month for projects completed at home.
Assist in collecting and sorting food donations that will be distributed to the local community. (3.5 hours)
Assist the Friends of the library with the set-up of our book sale. (1.5 hours)
Applications are due by Monday, September 20, 2021.
Spend an hour chalking your walk to spread joy and cheer throughout the community. Earn 1 hour of Community Service.
Submit musical recordings for our TeenStrumentals Podcast on Soundcloud to be shared with the community. Earn 3 Community Service Hours while sharing your love of music.
Create (4) cheerful cards for residents of local assisted living facilities. Complete this application to receive guidelines on this project. You may earn up to 2 hours community service per month
Request a project pouch to take home and complete on your own time. Earn up to 5 hours per month. You may check out a pouch once per month for a period of 7 days. Limited number of pouches are available.
Have you ever wondered what brought you and your neighbors to this very spot? How is this community shaped by who we are and where we came from? Earn 2-3 community service hours while helping us build a picture of who we are as a “people”. Record interviews with your parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors while safely social distancing. Recordings will be shared on the libraries’ social media accounts. Sign up for more information on this project!
Learn about the library’s databases and gain community service hours. Watch one database tutorial video from the Sachem Public Library YouTube channel playlist “Explore our Databases” and write a 250-350-word review. Earn 1 service hour for completion of a review, an additional .5 hour is available to those who also create a video review.
Have you rescued a shelter pet and given them a new home? Tell us your story and why rescuing and adopting a shelter pet is so important. Each inspiring story per pet will be worth 1 hour of community service.
Are you ready to lead the way? Watch librarian-selected documentaries that allow you to gain perspective and prompt acts of service in the Sachem community – while also practicing safe social distancing! Receive 2 hours community service for each documentary viewed and questionnaire completed.
By participating in this program you are giving back to your community in the following ways: (1) Becoming informed through documentaries. (2) Actively participating in a dialogue on important issues. (3) Exploring important community issues and spreading awareness by becoming leaders within the community, physically and virtually.
Love to read? Earn community service credit by reviewing award-winning Young Adult books selected by the American Library Association. The application and booklists are available below or in Teen Services. You will earn 3 hours of community service for each review that meets all of the requirements, up to 9 hours per month.
Check with your family before volunteering for a project or with an organization. Some organizations may have minimum age requirements or require training. It is your responsibility to make sure that the community service program you volunteer for will qualify with the organization that is tracking your community service hours. The library is not responsible for tracking community service hours served with outside organizations.