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Our volunteer positions at the library are all ongoing positions. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 3 months of volunteer service.
If you don't find the volunteer opportunity you are looking for, check out additional opportunities to volunteer in the community here.
Applications are accepted for specific open volunteer positions only. Print the application now or visit the Information Desk on the first floor to pick up an application.
New volunteer position available in our Technical Services Department! Help us process discarded materials. You will need basic computer skills and should be able to push wheeled carts with up to 100 pounds of library material from one location to another. We need you for 3–5 hours a week. A schedule can be set between 9:00–4:30, Monday–Friday.
New volunteer position available in our Adult Services Department! Help us run our biweekly “Ain’t Wii Got Fun!” Wii bowling program. You will need to know the Wii Sports bowling game and have the ability to instruct and schedule players. Experience in working with older adults is a plus. We need you from 9:45 am – 12:15 p.m., every other Friday morning. See the library’s Events Calendar for “Ain’t Wii Got Fun!” dates.
If you love the library, you may be interested in joining and volunteering through the Friends of the Library.
We do not offer community service(court mandated) volunteer positions at the library. You will find a list of other organizations in Des Plaines looking for volunteers here.
Teens can earn community service hours by joining our Teen Advisory Board.