Holiday Volunteering Issue

FUN Ways to EARN Required Community Service Hours during the Holiday Season!!!


These Fun Volunteer Slots will FILL Quickly!!!
If Interested Please Register  Immediately - Click Links Below!

**COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT PROVIDED**


School Districts: Please send information on your programs/events open to families town-wide for us to SHARE!!!
*Administrators; Teachers; Scout Leaders; Club Advisers ...
PLEASE pass Information on to Students & Parents!!!


**Brand NEW 2020 Dates!!!**


Town of Smithtown Recreation Department's


"Parents' Night Out" Programs!!!
Different FUN Themes for Each Event - FUN for Participants AND H.S. VOLUNTEERS



Like Working With Small Children?   High School Volunteers NEEDED!!!

***Community Service Credit ( 3 Hours credit provided)***


ALL Friday Parents' Night Out Programs...

  5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Nesconset Elementary School, 29 Gibbs Pond Rd, Nesconset


High School student volunteers needed to...
Help Supervise Small children
Gym Activities - Movie - Arts & Crafts!

**Pizza Dinner provided for Volunteers!!!



Click on Registration Links Below to Register:
STILL A FEW Openings in the 12/20/19 Program - REGISTER NOW!!!
(Your CAN register & volunteer at more than one event)


High School Students register to Volunteer at Parents' Night Out on  Friday December 20, 2019:




Registration started for 2020!!! REGISTER Early! - Spots Fill FAST!!!

High School Students register to Volunteer at Parents' Night Out on   Friday, January 3, 2020:


High School Students register to Volunteer at Parents' Night Out on Friday January 17, 2020:


High School Students register to Volunteer at Parents' Night Out on Friday, January 31, 2020:



Contact us for more information:  Karen Aldrich

Smithtown Historical Society Community Service Opportunity


Middle School and High School Student
Volunteers NEEDED!!!

Like Gardening???

HELP plant Flower Bulbs at Smithtown Historical Society (bring your own gloves)


Saturday December 14 th from 10 to 12

Volunteers meet 10 AM at the Historical Society Cottage, 239 E Main St., Smithtown


**Registration REQUIRED - Click Registration Link Below**




Contact us for more information:  Karen Aldrich


Sweetbirar Nature Center is holding one more event before the new year!!!  Their annual Holdiay Party for Wildlife, which this year includes an outdoor market filled with local vendors who make their own beautiful hand crafted products.   Sweetbriar NEEDS STUDENT volunteers to make this community event a success. 


Sweetbriar Holiday Party for Wildlife and Outdoor Market!!!

Student Volunteers can stay the whole time OR work one or two shifts or three shifts- YOUR Choice!!!
  • 2 PM to 4 PM
  • 3 PM to 5:30 PM
  • 5 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 7 PM to 9:30 PM
 
DRESS WARMLY!

When: Friday, December 13th 4 PM to 9 PM

Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown 11787


Possible volunteer jobs:   traffic directors, craft helpers, winter wonderland helpers, set up and clean up, and other tasks as needed.


Call or email Eric Young to REGISTER, 631-979-6344, ext. 302, eyswbriarnc@aol.com

**JUST A FEW Volunteer Spots Left!!!**


To wn of Smithtown Recreation Department & Senior Citizens Department's

Very Popular Annual...
"Tender Years Treasury Program!


Great Holiday Family Fun!!! For families with children K-5
 
High School Student Volunteers
NEEDED to serve as "Chaperone Shoppers" to young participants


Saturday, December 7, 2019
Town of Smithtown Senior Citizen Center
420 Middle Country Road, Smithtown

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
(*Volunteers MUST sign in at 9:30 AM*)

Admission is FREE f or families. Children K-5


FUN Holiday Community Service Opportunity for H.S. Students!
3 1/2 Hours Community Service Credit Provided!!!

STILL A FEW Openings! - REGISTER NOW!!!

Unique event allows youngsters grades K through 5, chaperoned by Town of Smithtown staff members and Smithtown Youth Bureau Volunteers, to shop and purchase handcrafted gifts made by senior residents of the Town of Smithtown.  (Parents and older siblings may take the youngsters shopping after 12:45 p.m.)

All items available for purchase are $5.00 or under, and gift wrapping is free! Many activities on-site for the children to enjoy, include:
Cookie Decorating - Holiday Crafts - Balloon Sculptures - Free Tattoos
Santa’s Mailbox (bring your letter to Santa, and Santa will write to you! Br sure to include your address

Great FUN for Young Participants AND H.S. VOLUNTEERS!!!

I n addition, there will be:
·        Upscale boutique items available for purchase
·        Refreshments available for purchase by local PTA
·         Handmade quilt raffle





Students... Join the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau
Volunteer Corps

AND

Local Community Groups/Agencies...
Become a Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau
Volunteer Program Partner


Join the  hundreds  of Other Local
Youth and Families as registered... 
Town of Smithtown Volunteer Corps Members

Apply   here   to become a
Smithtown Youth Bureau
Volunteer Corps member!

Get  Early Notification  about
Community Service Opportunities
&
Fun Family Programs

Continue reading  here   for more information.
Does your group/agency
Need Volunteers? 

The Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau
promotes volunteerism and fosters
positive social and leadership opportunities for
youth and families
throughout the township.

The Youth Bureau is interested in   partnering with local groups and organizations  to promote volunteer opportunities for youth and families in the community.


For more information - click  here
Local Youth and Parents are invited to take the Smithtown Social Pledge to promote and exhibit kindness online and in person!!!

The Smithtown Social pledge is an effort to promote healthy online habits and fight bullying by leading by example. The pledge is one of many activities taking place in conjunction with Smithtown’s official Mental Health Awareness Month. 

“Now more than ever, we have the tools, research and education to foster a better understanding of mental health. When we start the conversation with one another, our emotions can become easier to interpret, understand and are not as overwhelming.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim

The “SMITHTOWN” social pledge is an acronym which defines healthy practices for individuals of all ages. The pledge reminds participants to speak up if someone is being bullied, to exhibit positivity online and in person, and to never post photos and information about others without the permission to do so. The Smithtown Social Pledge is intended to encourage residents to be ambassadors of kindness online and in person. 

“My hope is that children will engage with their parents in this activity together. We see so much divisiveness on the news, TV and on the internet everyday. But if we as a community aspire to be kinder to our peers, family and neighbors, maybe that decency will spread to the next town.. and the next one and so on.” - Councilwoman Lynne Nowick
Download or Print a hard copy of the  Smithtown Social Pledge to distribute to your group/class, or for your family members.


You can participate individually and have your pledge count, by merely visiting the above article on the official Town of Smithtown web site. By just clicking below. Your 'Click" will count as your pledge!


Youth Bureau Happenings During 2019

It's Been A BUSY Year!!!

S ome of the programs & activities this year included;
  • Town of Smithtown Volunteer Corps grew to over 600 registered members!
  • Numerous Community Partner & Town of Smithtown Community Service Opportunities
(Community Clean-ups; Art Auction; Protect the Bluffs Color Walk; Parents Night Out; Food/Sock Drives; Holiday events...)
  • Research-Based Substance Abuse Prevention & Various Resiliency Building Programs provided in collaboration w/Horizons Counseling & Education Center
(Too Good For Drugs; Anger Management; 8 Dimensions of Wellness; Guiding Good Choices; Social Skills; Why Try; etc.)
  • Horizons/Youth Bureau coordination of Town of Smithtown Youth & Community Alliance activities
(PSA production; Trainings; Dr. Dewey Presentation; Pizza Box Tops Project; Sticker Shock; Social Media Campaign...)
  • Town of Smithtown Youth Advisory Board activities
  • Participation in school district youth summits and parent universities
  • Workshop Series: Leadership/Empathy/Communication Skills; Babysitting/Basic Employment Readiness; M.S Study Skills
  • Support for school mentoring & leadership initiatives
  • Safe Routes to School - Walking & Biking Safety
  • Global Youth Service Day at Sweetbriar Nature Center
  • Annual Youth Bureau Summer Bash - Pizza/Pool Party at Landing Avenue Pool
  • PSG - Parenting Skills Group
  • School & Community Event Outreach & Community Education
  • 12th Annual Stand Up for the Homeless
  • School Grade transition series - Preparation for M.S; Preparation for H.S
  • Red Watch Band program with SADD students
  • Leadership training at RISE/Interact annual event
  • Collaboration with Town of Smithtown Anti-Bias Task Force...

*Keep a lookout for the Town of Smithtown Youth & Community Alliance Substance Abuse Public Service Announcement- Written and starring local students!

Coordinated by Town of Smithtown Horizons Counseling & Education Center & Youth Bureau. Created by Town of Smithtown Public Safety Department.
Our community partner , Kings Park Youth Athletic Association is running an important fundraiser to dedicate and provide maintenance to the JV Baseball Field in memory of Michael McDermott. 

Michael McDermott was a Kings Park teacher, coach and mentor, who was killed in a horrific accident while jogging over the summer. To make a donation visit  www.kingsparkyouth.com   or follow the link below. 

Please fill out the form which is attached along with your payment and mail it to PO Box 818, Kings Park, NY 11754. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Passantino at Kings Park Youth Athletic Association:   kpcarol13@gmail.com

Click link below for further information & to make a donation/contribution:


161 E. Main Street 
Smithtown, NY 11787

Phone: (631) 360-7595
Fax: (631) 360-7687