Palatine Public Library District Volunteer Program

Looking for a way to be a part of the Palatine Public Library District?  Volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Library has a variety of volunteer opportunities:

  • Ongoing Volunteers commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week or volunteer as scheduled by staff,
  • Special Project Volunteers assist staff completing special projects or events,
  • Short Term Volunteers (3 months or less) are those seeking to fulfill volunteer requirements for school or other organizations and must be required to serve a minimum of 15 hours, and
  • Youth Programs and Special Projects are volunteer opportunities especially for youths between the ages of 11 and 15.

Please note: The Palatine Public Library District is unable to accept court-ordered or court-supervised community service.

There are currently opportunties for:

Ongoing Volunteers:

There are currently no Ongoing Volunteer opportunities available at this time.

Special Project Volunteers:

Life Size Building Blocks Volunteers – Help our busy Popular Materials Department during the Life Size Building Block program.  The large building blocks will be available for play Monday, October 12; Tuesday, October 13; Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27; and Monday, December 21 through Thursday, December 31.  We need volunteers to help monitor the play area.  Volunteers can choose the time, date, and amount they would like to volunteer.  Interested?  Please call Debbie Pettersen at (847) 358-5881, Ext. 156 for more information.

Short Term Volunteers:

There are no Short Term Volunteer opportunties available at this time.

Youth Programs and Special Projects:

There are currently no Youth Programs and Special Projects Volunteer opportunities available at this time.

How to Apply

Volunteers must be a valid Palatine Public Library District cardholder.  Policy 8-12 of Policy 8 - Community Relations provides further information regarding the volunteer program and requirements to become a volunteer. Volunteers between the ages of 11-15 may only apply for Youth Programs and Special Project opportunities.

Volunteer applications are available at the Welcome Desk at the main library and at each of the Library’s branches, or you can download the form. Please remember to indicate the volunteer opportunity you are interested in on the application.

Return completed applications to the Welcome Desk or mail to:

Volunteer Coordinator

Palatine Public Library District

700 N. North Court

Palatine, IL 60067

Once you’ve turned in your application, you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator.  For further information, please contact Deborah Pettersen at dpettersen [at] palatinelibrary [dot] org (subject: Volunteer%20Program)

Additional Youth and Teen Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to the Palatine Public Library District Volunteer Program, the Library has a Teen Advisory Board (TAB).  This program is through our Popular Materials Department and has a separate application.  TAB meets monthly during the school year.  Additional information regarding TAB can be found on the Teen Advisory Board page. Applications for TAB are available in July/August each year.

Please watch your Palatine Public Library District Newsletter for information regarding when applications are accepted for this program.

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