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Volunteers at the Ypsilanti District Library provide an important service by assisting the library in its mission.

The library does not accept volunteers through any court-ordered program.

Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library

The Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library are always looking for volunteers. Opportunities include:

  • Sorting donated books on Tuesday mornings
  • Work during a weekend book sales
  • Take a shift in the Friends Shop

Volunteering at YDL

Long Term Volunteers

The library looks for long-term volunteers who can contribute a few hours per week of their time on an ongoing basis. Ideal volunteers will be able to commit to helping at the library for several months. Volunteers must be ages 18 and over. Long-term volunteer opportunities include:

  • Greeting visitors at the Customer Service Desk and answering questions
  • Posting YDL events on community calendars

If you are interested in a long term volunteering opportunity, please complete our Volunteer Application form and submit it to:

Karen Esper, Administrative Receptionist
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-482-4110 x1371

Event Volunteers

In addition, YDL occasionally looks for volunteers to provide extra hands at our biggest programs. These events happen 2-3 times per year and are typically held on Saturdays. Examples of this type of work may include:

  • Operating an activity station
  • Helping prepare craft supplies

To be notified of upcoming events that need volunteers, please join our email list and check the “volunteer” box.

Teen Volunteers

Teens ages 14-18 can earn volunteer hours by participating in the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). TAG members plan programs for teens, run art and music workshops, and occasionally help with programs for younger kids. Being part of TAG is a great way to build your résumé, meet new people, and help your community!

To join TAG, fill out the Teen Advisory Group interest form.