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Volunteering at the Library for Teens (grades 6-12)

The Library offers regular volunteering sessions for teens to work on community service projects at South Branch on the 2nd Monday of each month and the Main Library on the 3rd Friday of each month. Please check our calendar to sign up for upcoming sessions. 

Volunteering at Home for Teens (grades 6-12)

Teens can earn up to 5 hours of online volunteer credit through the Mount Prospect Public Library during each session (January – May, June – August, September – December).

To receive service hour credit for these activities, email us at

Write book reviews of teen books that might be featured on our Instagram or in the Library. Each review you write will count as 30 minutes of service. Email your reviews to the teen services librarians at teenmail @ for credit! See examples here:

Book Review Writing Guidelines:

  • Tell us the name and author of the book. 
  • Tell us a bit about what the book is about. 
  • Tell us what you liked about the book.
  • Give it a rating out of 6 (where 6 means it was amazing, and 1 means you hated it). 

Volunteering at Community Organizations

Contact these local organizations for their current opportunities.

Committed to being a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services, and supports to people with intellectual disabilities.
16+ (9-15 with guardian)

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library accept volunteers to help set up, take down, and run book sales periodically throughout the year.
All ages

The Grove
History, nature, and science are intertwined at The Grove, for education, enjoyment, and preservation.
15+ (14 and under with adult)

Hands On Suburban Chicago
This website features virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities for a variety of organizations in the Chicago suburbs. Search by location, schedule, and more for your perfect opportunity.
Age requirements vary.

Largest nonprofit of palliative, supportive, and end-of-life care in Illinois, helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest.
Grades 9+

JOURNEYS | The Road Home
Serves the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in the north and northwest suburbs of Cook County by providing shelter, social services, and more.
Age requirements vary.

Lemons of Love
Provides support and community to those affected by cancer through comforting care packages and Cancer Resource Center pro-grams.
All ages

Mount Prospect Historical Society
Committed to discovering, preserving, and sharing the history and current information related to Mount Prospect, Illinois and the surrounding area.

Northwest Community Healthcare
An award winning hospital offering a complete system of care that has volunteer opportunities ranging from helping at the information desk to assisting on the nursing floors.

NorthWest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)
NWSRA is an extension of 17 park districts that provides recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
14+ (12+ with a parent)

Provides a continuum of integrated services in an effort to end domestic violence and homelessness one family at a time.
Resale stores and Logistic Center: 14+, Shelter: 18+

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