Volunteer Opportunities


Interested in donating your time?  Want to give something back to your community?  Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others?  Need to complete a community service requirement for school or church?  Want to help the library? Then we need you!  

Volunteer Opportunities

Position: Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteer. 

Position Summary: Maintain order and neatness of assigned section of shelving. Make sure the books are where they should be!

Time Involvement: Two hours a week for six months (minimum)

Major Responsibilities: Read spine labels to make the materials are in alpha or Dewey Decimal order. Pull materials to the front edge of the shelf. Dust or clean shelves, collect litter and bookmarks for disposal. 

Qualifications: Ability to organize with attention to detail. Knowledge of alpha/numeric order.  Ability to reach top shelves and bend to bottom shelves. Work independently.

Position: Gardener

Position Summary: Assist with the maintenance of the library’s indoor plants, outdoor gardens, and courtyard.

Time Involvement: Two hours a week for three month minimum

Major Responsibilities: Water and plant flowers. When needed, transplant plants. Weed and mulch beds. 

Qualifications: Genuine interest in gardening and plants. Work independently. Knowledge of plants is desirable.

Position: Computer Coach (Bilingual-Spanish)

Position Summary: Provide one-on-one basic computer instruction to individuals

Time Involvement:  Coach will be scheduled on an “as needed” basis.

Qualifications: Must be 18 and have the ability to teach basic computer skills to Spanish speaking individuals.

Position: Shelf Duster

Position Summary: Keep shelves clean and books dusted 

Length of Commitment: Two hours a week for three months (minimum)

Major Responsibilities: Dust books and shelves. Collect any litter on shelves for disposal. 

Qualifications: Enjoy dusting, wiping down shelves, and making things sparkle! Ability to get on/off a step stool, reach to top shelves and bend to bottom shelves. No allergies to dust. Work independently.

Position: Reading Tutors Needed at Round Lake High School

Length of Commitment: 9/1/2013 to 6/1/2014

Time Involvement: 90 minutes per week

(8:00 to 9:30 a.m.  or   10:30 to 12:00 p.m.   or   12:00 to 1:30 p.m.)

Position Summary: Read to Succeed Program. Work one-on-one with students to help them with reading comprehension and vocabulary.

Major Responsibilities: Listen to students read, ask them questions about what they read, or help them complete their written exercises. 

Qualifications: Must be 18.  Enjoy helping high school students improve their reading skills.

Contact Information:Georgeann Duberstein at 224-715-4060.    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If interested in any of our volunteer opportunities, click here to print a volunteer application or pick up one at the library. For any additional information regarding the library’s volunteer program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (847)546-7060 ext. 110. 


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