How to Apply
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
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.