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Learning Resources Volunteering and Service HUB


The program includes:

  • Library Instruction on Databases and Library and Tutoring Services
  • Library Instruction on eResources
  • Workshop on Resume and Cover letter
  • Professional Headshot Photoshoot 
  • Lesson on “Figuring out Values and Goal Setting.”
  • FCLE information session (and other graduation requirements)
  • Major and Career Advising
  • Create a LinkedIn Account


  • Personal Fulfillment:

    • Feeling Good About Yourself: Volunteering provides a sense of pride and satisfaction.
    • Experience of Accomplishment: Achieve a sense of accomplishment by actively engaging in meaningful work that supports your college community and personal growth.
  • MDC Impact:

    • Being a Service to Your Community: Play a crucial role in enhancing the services available to the Miami Dade College community, enriching their lives through education and access to resources.
    • Meeting New People: Network with a diverse group of individuals and build lasting relationships.
  • Academic and Professional Development:

    • Job Training for Future Employment: Gain valuable transferable skills and experiences that can be applied to future job opportunities.

    • References Provided: Obtain references from library staff to bolster your job and college applications and resumes.

    • Scholarship Opportunities: Improve your eligibility for scholarships by showcasing your dedication to volunteer work and community service.

    • Transfer Applications: Strengthen your university applications by highlighting your service experience, making you a more attractive candidate for admissions.

    • Leadership Skills: Take on leadership roles and responsibilities that can help you grow personally and professionally

    • Communication Skills: Improve your communication abilities through interactions with library patrons and staff.



  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years old to participate in the volunteer program.
  • Enrollment Status: Applicants must be actively enrolled in academic courses to be eligible for volunteering.
  • Behavior and Conduct:

    • Volunteers must maintain a professional and friendly demeanor when interacting with patrons and staff.

    • Volunteers are expected to adhere to library policies regarding appearance, conduct, attendance, safety, and attire.

    • Respect for library staff and fellow volunteers is mandatory.

  • Dress code: 

    • Maintain a neat and clean appearance during working hours, and dress appropriately for assigned duties.

    • Violations of the Dress Code may result in dismissal from shifts.

      • No tank tops, halter tops, low-cut shirts, or low-cut dresses.
      • No exposed midriffs.
      • Shirts with inappropriate or obscene comments, phrases, or pictures are not allowed.
      • No torn pants. Pants must be worn at the appropriate waistline.
  • Schedule Commitment: Follow assigned schedules punctually, and notify supervisors promptly of any inability to work as scheduled.

  • Policy Adherence: Volunteers must follow all library policies, especially those regarding confidentiality.

  • Supervision and Scheduling: Your activities will be supervised by library staff. Schedules will accommodate academic commitments.

  • Conflict Resolution: Issues will be addressed by the library administration in a professional manner.

  • Orientation and Training: Comprehensive training will be prepared for your role.

  • Non-Contractual Relationship: This agreement does not establish employment or a binding contract. Volunteers failing to comply with library rules or perform satisfactorily may face dismissal. Dismissal procedures include:

    • Discussion and verbal warnings.
    • Dismissal from volunteer duties.

About Us

MDC Hialeah Learning Resources aims to connect Miami Dade College students with academic support services and with the campus community by helping students acquire a unique learning opportunity which will enhance their academic skills. Students will have the chance to:

  • Promote academic support services through participation in in-person events and digital marketing materials
  • Highlight special collections
  • Shadow various positions and functions to appreciate and gain a better understanding of what is required to build a career within the library.

This site promotes communication, teamwork, leadership, empathy, and work-force readiness, which will help students build connection and foster positive relationships, motivating them to contribute and help their community.

Learn More

If you're ready to learn more about our volunteer, service learning, and internship opportunities, please fill out this survey. To provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have, we encourage potential volunteers to schedule a virtual or in-person meeting.

Become a Volunteer

We're thrilled that you're ready to join our library team! By committing to our volunteer program, you’re taking a step towards making a significant impact in MDC's academic community. This means you and the library team created a schedule and you are ready to go!

To get started, please log into the MDC Changemaking HUB, select MDC Hialeah Learning Resources as your site, and start keeping track of your ours.

Review the benefits, expectations, and responsibilities section on this libguide.



  • Weeding library collection
  • Preparing discarded items
  • Preparing donation items
  • Supporting efforts to keep the Makerspace up to date and organized
  • Shelving books and adopt a shelf
  • Putting dust jacket covers, spine stickers on books

Front Desk/Circulation:

  • Providing customer service support at the circulation desk
  • Acting as greeters


  • Decorating for special events
  • Creating collection displays
  • Helping with programming
  • Distributing promotional materials around the campus
  • Assisting with tabling events
  • Copying fliers, handouts
  • Preparing crafts for programs

Shadowing/Professional Development:

  • Shadowing tutoring disciplines
  • Shadowing acquisition specialist and copy cataloguers
  • Completing a current cover letter and resume
  • Attend at least three library instructions
  • Create LinkedIn account


Thank you for your valuable contributions to our library volunteer program. Your feedback is important to us as we strive to enhance our volunteer experience. Please take a moment to complete this survey.