Volunteer at the Library
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Taylor Community Library welcomes both long-term and short-term volunteers. Long-term library volunteers are identified as persons who regularly perform duties or tasks for the library for a period of six months or longer without wages or benefits. Volunteers who are requesting a limited or specific number of service hours shall serve under the same guidelines as all library volunteers and are considered short-term volunteers.
The Friends of the Library volunteers are governed by their own policies and bylaws and, as such, are not regulated by Taylor Community Library policies and procedures.
Volunteers at Taylor Community Library will be expected to:
- Complete an online application. When necessary, paper applications can be provided upon request.
- Be at least 12 years old.
- Volunteer at least 8 hours per month on a regular schedule. Volunteers typically serve 2+ hours per week.
- Attend our volunteer orientation program. If under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian is also expected to attend the orientation program.
- Fill out and submit a Volunteer Liability Waiver (available at orientation). If under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian will need to fill out the Volunteer Liability Waiver.
- Submit Emergency Contact information either through the online application or by filling our a paper form, which can be obtained from the Volunteer Coordinator.
- The volunteer or their legal guardian must have a library card in good standing as defined by Library Policy.
- Agree to follow Michigan Library Privacy Act (PDF).
- Pass an ICHAT background check, if requested by management.
- Must be a resident of the library’s legal service area. Priority will be given to residents or property owners of Taylor.
- Serve without compensation or benefits
- Follow all guidelines set forth in the Volunteer Handbook and Library Policies.
Applicants will be approved to become volunteers at the discretion of the library. Volunteers serve at will and my be discharged with or without cause or notice the the library director or volunteer coordinator at any time.
If there is no suitable volunteer service match with the applicant’s skills and interests or schedule requests, the applicant will be notified. The application will be kept on file for at least one year and the applicant will be contacted if there is an appropriate opening during that time.
The library is not currently accepting court-ordered community service volunteers . Please contact 23rd District Court or your local court to find out about community service options.