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.  

Opportunities for Adults

Library Greeter 

Location: Main Library

Date/Time:  Limited weekday morning and evening hours

Duration:  Ongoing or Short-Term

Greet library visitors at the front entrance and provide directions during our renovation.   Volunteer must commit to volunteering at least 2 hours or more each week.  This opportunity requires standing at a podium for two hours.  Several opportunities available.  Students ages 14-18 may apply for this volunteer position for a short-term (15 hours or more). 

Opportunities for Teens

Library Greeter (see above)

Special Summer Events - help out with the following Special Events this summer!

New Workshop Tours -  Saturday, August 21, 1:30-3:00 pm

Summer Reading T-shirt Decorating

- Friday, July 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

- Thursday, July 29, 4:00-7:00 pm

- Tuesday, August 3 6:00 - 8:00 pm

- Saturday, August 21, 1:00-4:00 pm 

End of Summer Party/1st Floor Celebration - Saturday, August 7,  1:00 - 4:00 pm

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - for grades 9th-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 9-12 to become a member.  Applications are available August 1-15

Tween Advisory Group (TAG) - for grades 5th-8th

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. 




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

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