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 below).

Volunteers need a valid Palatine Public Library District card and must commit to volunteering a minimum of 15 hours for most positions (except special programs or events).  

Opportunities for Adults

Homebound Delivery Volunteer

Location: Main Library

Date/Time:  Wednesday/one time per month 

Duration:  Long Term

Support the Adult Services Department by delivering books to our homebound members in the northeast area of Palatine. Must possess a valid drivers license, insurance and be able to use your own vehicle to make deliveries. This opportunity involves having to lift/carry up to 25 pounds. 

Opportunities for Teens

ATTENTION: HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS needing service hours for their Fremd or Palatine High School Civics Engagement Project

As of 1/24/23, we have filled all of our volunteer positions for students. We expect to have more openings in early March, 2023.  If interested, please complete a volunteer application. 

Summer Volunteer Program - for grades 9-12

Fill out this form to apply for summer volunteer opportunities! CLOSED: Applications were accepted May 1-22, 2022. 

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - for grades 9-12

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 9-12 to become a member.  Applications are available August 1-15.


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

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