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Due to Covid-19, the library’s volunteer program is suspended until further notice.

Wanted: Volunteers with great enthusiasm! Is this you?

Looking for somewhere to volunteer? Do you want to get involved in your community? Consider volunteering at the library. You’ll love working with our staff and our members, while helping others in a variety of ways. Please note, background checks are conducted on all volunteers 18 years and older. Questions:

Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Volunteers
Volunteer opportunities include making reminder phone calls to patrons, taking registration outside programs, staffing different daytime or nighttime programs, and other tasks as assigned. Download an Adult Volunteer Application or pick one up at the Adult Desk.

Adult Volunteer Application

ESL Volunteers
Would you like to assist people from around the world in learning English? If you have teaching or tutoring experience or would be interested in assisting students in our English-as-a-Second-Language Lab, we’d like to have you join us. Download an ESL Volunteer application or pick one up at the Adult Desk.

ESL Volunteer Application

High School Volunteers (Grades 9-12)
Currently suspended
Earn volunteer credit for National Honor Society, 300 Club, or college scholarships. High school students serve as summer reading volunteers and work with the library on special projects and events. Volunteer opportunities are available year-round.

Court-ordered Community Service Hours
The library is unable to accept applicants who need to do court-ordered community service hours. Contact one of the following organizations for court-ordered community service hours:

HandsOn Suburban Chicago, 847.228.1320
Wheeling Township Volunteer Opportunities, 847.259.7730
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 847.392.0100
Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center, 847.459.8700
Willow Creek Care Center, 224.512.2600
Wheeling Police Department, 847.459.2606