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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Teens can submit art, videos, and journal entries to Pandemic Moments 2020 project at the Mount Prospect Historical society. This project is creating an snapshot of what life was like in Mount Prospect during the pandemic. For detailed instructions on the types of projects that can be submitted and the contact release form click here. Send us a photo or link to your project and we will provide service credit based on the time it took to create your entry.
- 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 email@example.com for credit! See examples here: https://www.instagram.com/mpplteen/
- 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.
FIRST Illinois Robotics
Youth-based program to create and inspire future innovators and leaders, offering robotics for all ages.
Grades K-12 and adults
Todd Northrup: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Hanul Family Alliance
Provides a broad range of community services to meet the diverse needs of seniors, families, and individuals of all ages and ethnicities in our community.
12+ for office volunteers, 18+ and a high school graduate for English tutors
Largest nonprofit of palliative, supportive, and end-of-life care in Illinois, helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest.
Grades 4-12 and adults
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.
7th grade+ when clients are present, or younger when clients are not present.
Lutheran Home Services
A senior living community with residential healthcare, short-term rehabilitation, and memory care continuum.
Mount Prospect Historical Society
Committed to discovering, preserving, and sharing the history and current information related to Mount Prospect, Illinois and the surrounding area.
Mount Prospect Jr. Women’s Club
Women of all ages, talents, and interests come together to focus on philanthropic and community service projects to help those in need in Mount Prospect.
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+
847/519-7820 ext. 216.