The Shelby Township Library volunteer program welcomes teens in grades 7-12 who are under the age of 18. Teens entering 7th grade in the fall are eligible to volunteer during the summer months.
Volunteer opportunities are announced seasonally; however the majority of the opportunities are during June and July for the library’s Summer Reading activities. During the school year there a few opportunities each month. Volunteers are scheduled occasionally to assist with special programs for children and adults, and may expect to: set up tables and chairs, help the librarians prepare crafts, assist during programs overseeing an activity, clean and organize toys, and more.
To be contacted regarding volunteer opportunities, teens should complete the TEEN VOLUNTEER FORM and return it to the library. The library cannot accommodate walk-in volunteers.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
Teens who are looking to be more involved with the library are encouraged to join the library’s Teen Advisory Board. The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to help the librarian develop events that teens want to see in the library, and suggest book and movie titles to purchase. Teens involved with the library’s Teen Advisory Board are actively engaged in shaping the library into a community space for teens. Teens who are interested in being part of the library’s Teen Advisory Board are encouraged to fill out an APPLICATION, and return it. After reviewing the application, the librarian will contact applicants and invite them to join the Teen Advisory Board.