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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the heart of Farmington Community Library. Between our two branches, we utilize more than 100 regular volunteers. They help us to provide – free of charge – educational, recreational, and cultural services and programs, and in return, they get the satisfaction of giving back to their community!


Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Both Locations – ESL One-on-One Volunteer

We are looking for native American English-speaking volunteers to help non-native English learners practice their American English. This program simply requires you to spend one hour in conversation with a non-native English speaker. This is NOT a tutoring position – no lesson planning required! The program is scheduled for Wednesday afternoons at the 12 Mile Location in Farmington Hills and Monday afternoons at the Liberty Street Location in Downtown Farmington.

Each session consists of three one-on-one hour-long meetings, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m.

A commitment of a least once a month would be best, but we will also take people willing to volunteer as a substitute.

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Teen Volunteer Opportunities

12 Mile Location – Children’s Department

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Farmington Community Library. We view this opportunity as work experience and as a wonderful way for you to contribute to the community and gain job skills. Therefore, we expect our volunteers to be responsible, ready to learn new tasks, and to have a personal interest in volunteering. Your time, energy, and talent help us to provide excellent service to our community! To ensure that our volunteers and their guardians understand our expectations, we have an application specific for Teens that needs to be SIGNED by both the volunteer and a parent or guardian responsible for the volunteer.

Information on Volunteering in the Children’s Department
  • This information applies only to Teen volunteers at the Main Library, located on 12 Mile Road.
  • Volunteers must be 14 years or older.
  • You must submit a Teen Volunteer Application Form before we schedule you. You can request a form from the Information Desk downstairs in the Main Library’s Children’s Department.
  • Teen Volunteers will be scheduled for one 2 hour shift. After successfully completing the shift, volunteers can be scheduled for the next shift.
  • Volunteers will be scheduled according to the needs of the library.
Volunteer Jobs May Include
  • Cleaning books & toys
  • Organizing books
  • Preparing craft materials
  • Cleaning up craft projects

For those needing a specific number of hours by a deadline, please keep in mind that we are not able to accommodate all those that have an interest in volunteering here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Children’s Department at the 12 Mile Location, in person or by phone at (248) 848-4315.

Liberty Street Location – Children’s Department

At the Liberty Street Location, teen volunteers assist the children’s librarians with certain hands-on programs. These volunteer opportunities, as well as Teen Advisory Board and group activities, are listed here: http://www.farmlib.org/teen-scene/volunteering/

Teen volunteers who assist with children’s programming must be at least 14 years old and in high school. Before requesting a volunteer shift, teens must fill out the online application on the Teen Volunteering page. Teen volunteers will be assigned one shift to begin; additional shifts will depend on need and proven ability.

Both Locations- Teen Advisory Board

Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the FCL TAB, an advisory group which helps our teen librarians to plan interesting programs for the Library, advises on social media and community outreach opportunities, and provides input on teen-related aspects of the Library.

TAB meetings are two hours long, and alternate monthly between the branches during the school year. For the schedule and more information, please visit www.farmlib.org/teen-scene/tab/.

Both Locations- Teen Group Volunteering Opportunities

Several times a year, we host volunteer opportunities as part of programs that are open to both middle and high school students. These include Operation Goodybag (early January), Warm Wraps, Warm Hearts (mid-February), and usually a themed event during the summer. These events will be advertised on our Events calendar.


Volunteering Opportunities Outside of the Library

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