Teen Volunteering

Teen Volunteering

Cherry Hill students are reponsible for keeping track of their volunteer hours and opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This page is regularly updated as volunteering opportunities become available and expire.

Community service credit is not guaranteed. Please make sure to read all directions and requirements for all tasks.

Follow our Teens instagram (@chplteens) and subscribe to our monthly Teens newsletter for instant updates. Questions? Email Jasmine at jriel@chplnj.org

Teen Advisory Board
Our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is the voice of our young adult community here at the Cherry Hill Public Library. TAB is a selective group of teens in grades 7-12 who assist the Library's Teen Department. We offer assistance at various teen programs, create fun displays and book lists, and brainstorm events for the Library's teen community. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year!
Application Deadline: Friday, September 17.
Applicants will be contacted via email to set up a brief phone or Zoom interview.

Follow the links below for the 2021-2022 TAB Application. Applicants must fill out the application online OR print it and turn it in to the Youth Services Department.

Donate Blankets & Towels to Animal Welfare Assocation
The Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees is in great need of towels and blankets (no comforters) for the animals in their shelter! Donations can be dropped off in the bin outside of the AWA shelter on 509 Centennial Blvd. Teens in grades 6-12 can earn one hour of community service for every item donated--just send a picture of your donations to jriel@chplnj.org!

Click here for a list of all donations AWA accepts.

This opprtunity for volunteer credit ends on Thursday, September 30.

Vote for the 2021 Garden State Teen Book Awards
Teens all across NJ are invited to vote for their favorite book titles in any one or all three voting categories. Deadline for voting is December 31, 2021.

Vote online by following the links below:

To receive an hour of community service for participating, email jriel@chplnj.org and let her know which titles you voted for! This can be completed once.

Be Featured in a Teen Newsletter

​Subscribe to our monthly Teen e-Newsletter (select "CHPL Teens").

Cherry Hill Teens (grades 6-12) can earn community service credit by contributing to our monthly teen e-newsletters. Submissions we accept include visual artwork, video performances, community service projects, and more.

Learn more about how to get featured in a teen newsletter.

Email any submissions to Jasmine Riel at jriel@chplnj.org.

Submit a Teen Book Recommendation
Teens in grades 6-12 may recommend a YA or Middle Grade book to earn community service credit. If accepted to be published in our monthly teen newsletter or social media, teens will earn one (1) hour of community service credit for each book recommendation.

Book recommendations are spoiler-free teasers that are designed to help others decide whether they would like to read the book. Teens can submit written book recommendations or short videos.

Learn about the requirements for teen book recommendations.

Submit your recommendation with this online form.

Promote CHPL Teens online!
Advertise our upcoming Teen programs and promote our social media accounts! You can complete each of these tasks once a month for community service credit. Follow our Instagram @chplteens for our posts and updates.


​Earn 1 hour of community service:

Share one of our pre-made graphics or re-share one of our upcoming programs to your Instagram feed.

  • Tag @chplteens and use the following hashtags: #chplnj #chplteens #chplnjcares.
  • Invite people to follow us online and join our Discord server.
  • If promoting a program, you can re-share our post but the program should NOT have happened yet by the time to post it.
  • Pre-made graphics: CHPL Teens Logo | YouTube | Subscribe to our Newsletter | Join our Discord
  • Creating your own graphic will earn you an additional hour of credit.

Earn 2 hours of community service:

Create your own CHPL Book List for Teens.

  • Choose at least 4 teen books and write 2-3 sentences about why you recommend each title.
  • All books should be available through our library catalog.
  • Creating your own graphic will earn you an additional hour of credit.

Earn 3 hours of community service:

Create an Instagram Reel or TikTok video promoting the library or sharing your favorite books.

  • Send your video to @CHPLTeens through Instagram or TikTok so we can download it.

All posts should be appropriate for all ages to view and must be approved by the Teen Librarian. You will not receive a community service letter for any of these tasks unless you’ve met all the requirements for your posts.

Volunteer Resources for Teens

Looking for other ways to get involved in your community? Here are some resources to help you get started:

Animal Welfare Association
Habitat for Humanity
Red Cross Youth
Voorhees Animal Orphanage
Youth Service America

National Charirty League, Inc.
Garden State South Chapter, Contact: MembershipGardenStateSouth@nclonline.org