Community Service

You must have a Port Jefferson Free Library card in order to receive community service credit with us. The Teen Center tries to provide a variety of opportunities to fulfill the need for community service. It is up to the individual to confirm that the activities you participate in through The Library will be accepted by your organization. It is also up to the participants to keep their own records of the hours accrued. The Teen Center does not keep a record of community service earned through their community service opportunities.


In-Person Community Service Programs

The Teen Center has indoor/in-person programs for teens to earn community service. Each program will provide instructions and materials necessary for participants to work on for an hour. Space is limited. Community service letters will be given physically or sent via email by the Teen Librarians.

Perler Bead Designers

Wednesday, November 3

Help the library make holiday decorations using perler beads. Receive 1 hour of community service.

Teen Meet-up

Wednesday, November 10 

Join Erin, Venus and Khan for a discussion about upcoming events, news and your thoughts on Teen Center related activities. Receive 1 hour of community service.

Coupons for Troops

Thursday, November 11

Give back to troops with coupons! Cut out and organize discounts for a better cause. Receive 1 hour of community service.

Pom Pom Decorators

Wednesday, November 17 

Design wintery yarn snowballs with our pom pom makers. Receive 1 hour of community service.

Snowflake Decorators

Thursday, December 2

From paper to ornament pieces, assist the librarians in making paper snowflakes to decorate the room for the upcoming season! Receive 1 hour of community service.

Lego Organizers

Tuesday, December 14 

Help the Teen Center organize and prepare their Lego boxes. Receive 1 hour of community service.

New Year’s Eve Party Crew

Wednesday, December 29

Help the Children’s Department set up a New Year’s Eve party for our little friends! SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO CHOOSE ONE SESSION

New Year’s Eve Party Helpers

Wednesday, December 29

Help the Children’s Department during a New Year’s Eve party for our little friends! SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO CHOOSE ONE SESSION


Pick Up Community Service Opportunities

The Teen Center offers kits for teens to earn community service. Each kit will have instructions and materials necessary for the participants to follow and return to the Teen Center. Hours will be given once the finished products or organized materials are returned to the community service bin. If there are any issues with the kit or in completing the task, email: info@pjteen.org

Mini Paper Snowmen Decor

Design a snowman, give it a colorful scarf and help decorate the Teen Center for the winter season. Receive 1 hour of community service, with a maximum of 2 packets per month.

Wooden Ornament Crafters

Design colorful creations on simple wooden ornaments. Receive 1 hour of community service, with a maximum of 2 packets per month.


Online Community Service Opportunities

Check out the community service opportunities you can do from the comfort of your own home! Each activity provides the appropriate guidelines needed to earn community service. Hours will be given once the participant has the form correctly submitted. If there are any issues in accessing or completing the form, email: info@pjteen.org