Volunteering makes your Marshall District Library (YourMDL) a great place for everyone to visit. Whether keeping us tidy, assisting at events, or donating time behind-the-scenes volunteers extend and enhance YourMDL’s services.
Adults, teens, & families are invited to volunteer. We’ll do our best to find a way that uses your skills, honors your available time, & benefits the library.
There are many ways to be involved; our staff will discuss with you how to best use your gifts.
Examples of volunteer activities include:
- Dust displays & bookshelves
- Clean play area toys
- Clean youth books & audio cases
- Adopt-a-Dewey shelf reading
- Join us for parades & events
- Fold newsletters & brochures
- Assist with display creation
- Assist with lobby display case
- Help cut & assemble materials
- Assist at large scale programs
- Lend a hand at a youth program, an adult program, or an all-ages program
- Assist with book donations & sales
While we don’t accommodate community service restitution requirements, we’re happy to provide letters of reference. (Those interested must agree to a Michigan State Police background check prior to volunteering.)
The purpose of the Volunteer Program is to provide an opportunity to extend library services by involving citizens who have an active interest in helping the library. The program is a resource that provides valuable services to meet the needs of our patrons and other visitors while allowing individuals an opportunity to contribute to their community in a manner that proves meaningful to them and beneficial for the library.
If you are interested in volunteering at the library you may print and fill out the
Volunteer Contact Form and return it to the library or email our Volunteer Coordinator.
Shauna Swantek, Head of Public Services
269-781-7821 ext. 18