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Becoming a VolunTeen

Why Volunteer?

Working with children can be fun and rewarding. Volunteering also provides the opportunity to:

  • Meet new people and make new friends

  • Establish good work habits and attitudes

  • Earn community service hours

  • Build your resume for college and job applications

What do VolunTeens do?

  • Reward kids and teens for reading during the summer at our prize desk

  • Assist with summer programs such as crafts, games, and special events

  • Greet patrons, assist with seating, and report attendance at Library films and programs

  • Assist the Friends of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library with book sales and book sorting

Comments from Past VolunTeens:

"It is always fun helping the Library out! Thank you for providing me with opportunities to serve there...It is my favorite place to volunteer!"

"I really enjoyed volunteering and I especially enjoyed the toddlers whose eyes light up when they reach their mile markers in the Summer Reading Program."

What To Do:

1. Sign up Online
Sign up using our online Google form.

2. Register for Orientation
Orientation sessions are mandatory and registration is required. Go to when registration dates are announced.

*2022 Registration Now Open!*

Orientation Dates: Wednesday, May 18 or Thursday, May 19 at 4:00pm.

Please register on the Library calendar at

Email as soon as possible if you cannot make one of these orientation sessions please!

3. Attend Orientation

During orientation you will receive an information packet and you will have the opportunity to sign up to help with activities or events.

Contact us with any questions at: or call the Youth Services department at 989-837-3466

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