We have on-going volunteer opportunities at the Midland Public Library. We encourage and welcome applications from everyone ages 14 and older. We also accept students looking to fulfill their volunteer hour requirements. Specific volunteer positions will be posted here as they arise. If you would like to submit an application to volunteer for a specific role, or to be kept on file for future positions, please complete the form below. Volunteer applications will be kept for one year.
All volunteers require a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening.
Volunteer Positions Available
Teen Advisory Group (TAG):
TAG membership is open to young adults 14-18. Our TAG members help the library create an atmosphere to cultivate the love of reading and provide library-related services to teens in a fun and friendly environment. TAG members attend monthly meetings to plan activities and special projects that increase teen awareness of the library, inform teens of resources available to them in the library and actively involve teens in the planning and implementing of library programs for their age group. All TAG members are expected to make a special effort to attend meetings, programs and special events organized by TAG.
Teen Reviewer positions are open to young adults 14-18. Teen Reviewers earn two volunteer hours for each approved review of a book, movie, or video game. Reviews may be used by the library on our website, in-house (flyers/signs) or on special reader’s advisory flyers/bookmarks.
The Friends of the Library Group is looking for new volunteers to help out at the used bookstore, The Book Cellar, in the lower level of the Midland Public Library. Shifts are typically 2-3 hours, in either a morning or afternoon from Monday through Saturday. If you are interested and could work such a shift either weekly or bi-weekly, please let us know. We’d love to have you join the team!
Teen volunteers looking for high school volunteer hours are welcome to help our as well!
- Assist in preparation of crafts and materials for a range of children’s programs and events. This may include creating demo crafts, sorting materials for upcoming programs and helping to supervise events and programs.
- Conduct regular sanitization of toys in the children’s department.
- Assist in creating seasonal displays and decorating the area as guided.
- Providing support to the Programming Team in the planning, preparation and conducting of their programs.
- May support the Head of Children’s Services with shelf reading, weeding and collection maintenance.
- Demonstrates a good working knowledge of the full range of programs and services offered by the library.
- Performs other duties in support of the Children’s department as requested.
From books and puzzles to video games and online databases, the Library’s collections are constantly shifting. Collections Support Assistants will help keep these items in good order, ensuring they are up-to-date and ready for the community to borrow.
Duties may include sorting, scanning, organizing, digitizing, packaging and more – all to maintain our items for loan.
Help home-bound residents by finding books of interest in the library and delivering them to their home as needed
Are you interested in libraries? Do you want to make a difference in the future of our community? Do you have a passion to foster lifelong learning and creativity? the MPL Board recruits for new Board members every 4 years, coinciding with the terms of Municipal Council. We currently have 2-3 vacancies to fill. Applications are welcome, and more information can be found by CLICKING HERE
Are you interested in supporting the Library’s exciting special events? Our fundraising committee is recruiting volunteers for our May MPL Block Party, the June Buttertart Festival, and the Library’s Christmas Market.