Volunteer opportunities are available only to Elmhurst residents.
Middle School Students
Summer Reading Table Volunteers
These volunteers work two hours per week at the Summer Reading Table, registering children to participate in the Summer Reading Program, and handing out prizes.
Book Buddies are paired with second and third graders, and together they read and play reading games, once a week for seven weeks.
Summer Reading Table Substitutes
We will be looking for 30 substitutes to fill in at the Summer Reading Table when other volunteers are unable to work their shifts.
These volunteers interact with kindergarten and first grade children as they practice reading skills through games and reading activities.
General Assistant School Year
General Assistants help the librarians with chores such as making name tags for storytimes, cleaning books, stapling, and pulling books from the shelves for displays. General Assistants work one hour a week, for seven weeks.
Teens & Adults
Library Beautification Volunteer
These volunteers assist in keeping the Library clean and beautiful. Duties include cleaning, scrubbing, dusting, and general tidying up. This is a year round position. [teens and adults]
Volunteers assist in technology classes, video gaming, movie making classes, and new up and coming technologies. [teens and adults]
These volunteers assist in the Kids’ Library. They help decorate the Library for special events, clean toys, help with LEGO club, coordinate activities for the Learning Garden. [adults only]
Duties may range from general tidying up, helping out in the book sale room, folding and stapling handouts, and assisting in book repair. [teens and adults]
Special Events Volunteer
Occasionally the Library needs help for special events. Sign up to help out without making a big commitment. Our big programs include Comic Con, Iron Chef, and Summer Reading Kickoff Day. [teens and adults]
Volunteers are needed to deliver materials to patrons who cannot get to the Library. You must be comfortable driving and enjoy working with people. You must also be able to work efficiently and productively with minimal supervision and follow detailed instructions with accuracy. No more than three hours per week, year round. Please fill out an application and return to the Outreach Librarian in person at the 2nd Floor Information Desk or mail to 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126. For questions, call (630) 279-8696, ext 315 or email email@example.com. [adults only]
Court-Ordered Community Service at the Library
The Library has a limited number of court-ordered volunteer positions available for teens and adults. Fill out the application at right.
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Middle School Summer Reading Volunteer
Middle School Assistant