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Trenton Veterans Memorial Library: Proudly Serving the Communities of Brownstown, Grosse Ile, Trenton, and Woodhaven, Michigan.

Teen Volunteering

Currently Not Accepting New Volunteers

We apologize for the inconvinence, but at this time we are not taking on new Teen Volunteers. You are still welcome to apply and we will keep your application on file, but we are not providing volunteer hours at this time. Please check back near the end of Summer. Thank you!

Interested in Volunteering?

Interested in volunteering at the library? Please have a look at our Teen Volunteer Handbook and fill out the application and skills survey. Once you’ve read through the handbook, please drop it off at the library’s circulation desk. 

Please note that as we have a limited number of volunteer opportunities and changing library needs, we cannot guarantee a certain number of volunteer hours or immediate placement. Once you have turned everything in, you will be emailed a Teen Volunteer Schedule with available shift times if teen volunteer opportunities are currently available . 

Who is eligible to be a teen volunteer?

Teens must be between 14 and 17 years of age to volunteer. A work permit must be on file before volunteering can start. Work permits can be found online or at the end of the downloadable Teen Volunteer Handbook.

What will I do as a teen volunteer?

Teen volunteers will help us: 

  • Prepare craft materials

  • Shelf maintenance projects

  • And more!

How many volunteer hours can I work?

Monthly sign-ups are sent electronically and shifts are available on a first-come, first- serve basis. Shifts last up to 3 hours.

How do I apply to be a teen volunteer?

Please visit the TVML website to obtain a Teen Volunteer Handbook. The handbook contains an application and work permit.

Is there a dress code at the library?

Please follow the library's dress code as a professional environment. For teen volunteers, this means clothes that are appropriate for school.

If you are volunteering around library patrons, please keep cell phones out of sight and follow the library policy regarding cell phone use.

What happens after I turn in my application?

Once you have turned everything in and a volunteer opportunity arises, a Teen Volunteer Schedule will be emailed to all current volunteers. As there are not always volunteer tasks to be completed, it may be a while before an email is sent out. If you need volunteer hours immediately, please contact Miss Ashley at to see if something can be arranged.

Applications will stay on file for 12 months.

Thank you for taking the time to be a volunteer at the library.  If you have any questions about becoming a teen volunteer at the library, please contact Youth Services Librarian, Ashley Hull at or (734) 676-9777.