Opportunity Details

Sports & Recreation
Families, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Low-income communities, Visitors & Travelers, Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:14+

Children’s Program Assistant at Hunter's Point 2019-20

The children's program assistant will work with the children's librarians and provide assistance with programs for school-age children. They will: 
  • help children with craft projects, play games, distribute materials, provide additional supervision and guidance.
  • Prepare materials for children’s programs.
  • Set up and clean up the programming room.
  • Read one-on-one with children (Book Buddies)
  • Occasionally shelve books and help keep the Children’s Room neat (clean up toys, puzzles, and crayons; clear tables of books, etc.)  


  • 14 years old and up
  • Minors must upload the required parental consent form and NYS working papers. (Click to download)
  • Must have a cheerful attitude and enjoy working with children
  • Must demonstrate appropriate behavior and judgment when working with children.
  • Good communication and time management skills.
  • Spanish or Chinese language skills a plus 
  • Prior experience working with children a plus

Monday through Friday: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2-3 hours between 10 am and 4:30 pm
Volunteer schedules depend on individual dates and times available. Volunteers can work 2 to 5 days per week.

Incomplete applications (missing required documents) will be on hold until all documents are uploaded. 

Criminal Background Check - Individuals, 18 and older are subject to an investigative background check that may be used when considering volunteers.


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