How to Apply

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You may also submit a paper application, available at all Library locations. Some opportunities require a special application (as noted).

Volunteers need a valid Palatine Public Library District card and must commit to volunteering a minimum of 15 hours.  

Opportunities for Adults

Library Greeter

Location:  Main Library

Date/Time:  Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Duration:  Ongoing or Short Term

Greet Library visitors at the front door and count number of visitors entering/exiting the building with a tally counter.  Volunteer must commit to volunteering each week.  This opportunity requires standing at a podium for 2 hours.  Several opportunities available for adults and high school students.  


Opportunities for Teens

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - for grades 8th-12th

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets monthly during the school year and members assist at various programs throughout the year.  Applicants must be in grades 8-12 to become a member.  Applications are available August 1-15. 

Tween Advisory Group (TAG) - for grades 5th-7th

The Tween Advisory Group (TAG) meets monthly during the school year on Saturdays between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Enjoy a fun activity and give input for library services, displays, programs, and collections.  Each month features a different activity.  Sign-up two weeks before the date on the library events calendar or click the link below.   No application required. 

March 6, April 3, May 1 



Contact Karla Nora, Volunteer Coordinator at knora@palatinelibrary.org for further information.  

Please see Policy 8 for more information about volunteering at the Library.