Volunteer

Our volunteers are people of all ages who come from many cultures and have varied experience and backgrounds - people who support the mission of the library and want to lend a hand. Volunteers play a vital role in helping staff members provide top-quality service to our customers.
 
 

Current Volunteer Openings

  • Do you enjoy visiting our bookmobile? Then please consider volunteering at one of our bookmobile stops. Our Bookmobile Aide will reshelve materials returned on the bookmobile and assist customers in finding materials.
     
  • Do you enjoy helping older adults with basic computer operation? Then please consider volunteering a monitor in the Computer Room at the library’s branch at the Arlington Heights Senior Center.
     
  • Do you enjoy helping other people refine their computer and technology skills?  Then please consider volunteering to become a coach for our Computer & Technology classes. Volunteer coaches principally assist with our Basic Computer and Tablet Skills classes, and Microsoft Office classes.
     
  • Do you enjoy meeting and greeting people? Would you enjoy the opportunity to welcome customers to our five star library? Then please consider volunteering as a greeter at our Dunton Avenue entrance greeter desk.
     
  • Do you have experience researching your own or another's family tree? Would you enjoy helping others find out about their heritage? Then please consider volunteering as an aide in the library's Shackley Genealogy Room.
     
  • Would you like volunteer at the library behind the scenes? Then please consider volunteering to be of assistance in our Interlibrary Loan department with the return of materials to other libraries.
     
  • Would you enjoy assisting seniors with traditional library functions? Do you have a flexible schedule? Then consider volunteering as a Reading Room Aide in the library’s branch at the Arlington Heights Senior Center.
     
  • Are you outgoing?  Do you enjoy playing host to large groups of people?  Then please consider volunteering as a Volunteer in Programming (VIP). A VIP is an enthusiastic and friendly volunteer that is eager to serve as a library ambassador at our adult programming.
     

What do Volunteers Do?

Our volunteers work in varied positions around the library and are involved in activities such as:

  • Acting as a host for library programs
  • Assisting customers with genealogy research
  • Assisting staff with projects or clerical duties
  • Greeting and directing customers
  • Sorting and organizing donations for the Friends of the Library book sales
  • Staffing the Reading Room or Computer Room at the Senior Center
  • Teaching or coaching during computer classes
  • Tutoring ESL students
 
If you are interested in volunteering at the library, please complete a volunteer interest form. For additional information, contact the volunteer office at 847-870-3784 or volunteer@ahml.info.

Celebrations

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library celebrates the wonderful contribution made by all of our volunteers. In 2014, our 452 volunteers worked throughout the library and contributed more than 28,498 hours of service.
 
 
Viva Award
Submit a Volunteer Form
 

Become a Volunteer

 

Registered Volunteers

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Become a Friend

Hands On Suburban Chicago

The Volunteer Center
 
Looking for other volunteer opportunities? Check out Hands On Suburban Chicago
 
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy