Are you a teen interested in being a Library volunteer?
Consider the Library’s Volunteen program, especially for students in grades 7 – 12.
- You must have completed sixth grade to be a Project Volunteen or a Summer Reading Program Volunteen.
- Nonresidents may apply, but priority will be given to Mount Prospect residents.
- You must be responsible enough to work independently, focus on assigned tasks, and maintain open communication with Library staff.
- You must complete and return a signed application. Applications are not held after orientation unless you begin working as a Volunteen. You must reapply before each orientation you attend.
- You must register for and attend an orientation. Orientations are offered in February, May, and October.
- Please note: Volunteen time slots are highly competitive and often very limited. Filing an application and attending an orientation does NOT guarantee selection for a Volunteen time slot.
What volunteer opportunities are available to young people?
- You must have completed sixth grade.
- Plan on two hours per week during the school year and/or the summer months for a total time commitment of 40-80 hours.
- Responsibilities include shelving, filing, and other projects assigned by Library staff.
- Orientation is offered three times a year (February, May, and October) and is required before becoming a Volunteen.
Summer Reading Volunteen (June and July only)
- You must have completed 6th grade.
- Plan on two hours per week, June 1-July 31, depending on school schedules.
- You will talk with younger children and their parents about the Youth summer reading program and give out prizes. You will enjoy this most if you are a “people person” – enthusiastic, interested in kids, and able to communicate well.
- Orientation is held in May and is required before becoming a Volunteen.
For more information about the Library Volunteen program, please stop by the Youth Services Desk. The Library requires at least a one-week notice if special accommodations are needed. Fill out an application today!