Interested in volunteering? Applications for next summer will be announced in the library's spring newsletter, published in mid-February 2020. Volunteers who are selected from the applicants will be notified by the end of April.
Adult Volunteers at the Library
If you're an adult looking for volunteer opportunities at the library, please tell us about yourself by filling out an application. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you.
Use this social responsibility platform to create a personal service resume. As you invest your time and talent helping others, InnerView creates impact data and credentials to share with schools or potential employers.
Bernie's Book Bank boosts literacy in at-risk youths by collecting, processing, and redistributing new and gently used children's books to significantly increase book ownership among infants, toddlers, and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Bernie's distribution center is located in Lake Bluff.
Catholic Charities offers a broad range of services from locations throughout Cook and Lake counties through 160 different programs. Volunteers are certain to find a place that corresponds to their social interests.
Explore the variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout Condell Medical Center. A select team of dedicated volunteers provides assistance to patients, professional and medical staff, and members of the community.
Turn hunger into hope with your own two hands by packing nutritious meals for starving children around the world. Sign up as an individual or group to volunteer at permanent packing sites in Libertyville or Schaumburg.
generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. As Points of Light's youth service enterprise, generationOn inspires, equips, and mobilizes young people to take action through service clubs, schools, organizations, campaigns, and leadership initiatives. generationOn provides tools and resources to kids, teens, families, educators, and organizations to help kids change the world and themselves through service.
Volunteer to help feed more than 71,500 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. Last year, volunteers donated 136,000 hours of their time to help distribute 78.5 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 65.5 million meals to those who need it most. Various opportunities available at northern Illinois locations including Park City (near Gurnee).
The Jewish United Fund's connection point for students in grades 6–12 who want to donate their time to help those in need. Take part in tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of repairing the world one good deed at a time, through a one-time volunteering opportunity or a year-long b'nai mitzvah project.
Working together with community partners to prepare children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families in Lake County, Illinois. Roll up your sleeves. Give an hour. Give a day. Give your best. You make United Way of Lake County programs possible.