How to Become a Volunteer 

Volunteers can bring many skills and talents to the Muskegon Area District Library enhancing its services to their community. They are welcome additions to the library. They can become strong and enthusiastic advocates of the library both within and outside the library. The Muskegon Area District Library volunteers have the right to be given meaningful tasks, the right to effective supervision, and the right to be recognized for their contributions to Muskegon Area District Library.

Volunteers will not be utilized to fill paid staff positions; their work supplements and does not replace that of paid employees.

All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Volunteers between the ages of 12-17 years old must have parent/ guardian approval. Applicants 18 years old and above will have their background check completed before being approved to volunteer.

All volunteers must be accepted and enrolled by Muskegon Area District Library prior to performance of assigned tasks.

To become a volunteer:
  1. Complete and submit the Volunteer Application Form at the local branch.
  2. Complete a brief in-person interview.
  3. Volunteers are selected from applicants according to the needs of Muskegon Area District Library.
  4. Complete an orientation which will include a tour of the building, introduction to the staff, and a review of the Volunteer Handbook.
  5. Complete training.