Volunteer

Our Service Volunteers are a very special group of people who donate their time to help us keep the library running smoothly and efficiently. Their volunteer assignments may range from cutting scrap paper, dusting library shelves or watering plants to shelving, processing library materials or withdrawing items from the database. Library Service Volunteers must be at least (14) years old.

Tween Service Corps

Tween Service Corps offers volunteer opportunities for kids ages 10 to 13 years old. Volunteer opportunities are available from September to May. Please fill out our online form to be added to our email contact list.

Teen Leadership Council

The Teen Leadership Council is a volunteer opportunity for teens ages 13-18. Members will have hands-on experience planning, promoting, and running programs and services at the library, as well as assisting in outreach with local non-profit organizations. The Teen Leadership Council accepts applications seasonally, and are open now through August 23.

How to Volunteer

When volunteer positions are available, they are posted here. At that time, you can print out a Volunteer Application and return it to the Check Out Desk. We do not keep volunteer applications on file, nor do we accept unsolicited applications. Please refer to the CPL Volunteer Program Code of Conduct for details/restrictions.

Those in need of immediate community service hours can contact PBJ Outreach, Open Door Food Ministry, or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 313-393-2936. Zaman International needs volunteers for its mobile food drive and resale store. Contact them online or phone Layali al Sadah at 313-551-3994 x2010. Students interested in obtaining service credit for do-it-yourself volunteer projects can check out the Michigan Humane Society for ideas. The Humane Society will then provide signed documentation of the volunteer work performed.

Like to become a Friend or work in the bookstore? Pick up a Friends brochure or get a volunteer application at Secondhand Prose, call 734-397-0999 and select option #7, or fill out the Interest Form online.

Our Volunteers Are Winners!

Current Postings

Job Title
Tech Assistant Volunteers Needed

Teens and adults who are comfortable with technology and eager to share their skills with others are invited to apply for the Computer/Tech Assistant volunteer positionApplications will be accepted through Friday, August 30 at 6:00 PM.

Storytime Assistants Needed!

If you think preschoolers are generally just as cute as a button...and if you have around an hour to spare on Mondays and/or Fridays..then you might be just the person we need to assist at our Preschool Storytimes.

No special skills are needed — you just need to like young children and be comfortable interacting with them.

The Monday sessions (9:45 - 10:30 AM) run from September 9 through October 14. The Friday sessions (12:45 - 1:30 PM) run from September 13 through October 18.

If you think this is the volunteer activity for you, complete and return the application form to the Service Desk by 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 25. (Please refer to our CPL Volunteer Code of Conduct for details/restrictions.) 

 

Teen Leadership Council

The Teen Leadership Council is a volunteer opportunity for teens ages 13-18. Beginning in October, members will have hands-on experience planning, promoting, and running programs and services at the library. Please fill out the attached application and return it to the library by Friday, September 13, 2019. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview before meetings begin.

Members are required to attend at least seven meetings to participate in the Teen Leadership Council. Meetings are scheduled for the following Saturdays from 2:30-4:00pm:

  • 10/19/2019
  • 11/2/2019
  • 11/16/2019
  • 12/14/2019
  • 1/11/2020
  • 1/25/2020
  • 2/8/2020
  • 2/22/2020
  • 3/7/2020
  • 3/21/2020
  • 4/18/2020

Please note: Applicants must be 13 on or before September 13, 2019.