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Arlington Heights Memorial Library volunteers play a vital role in providing top-quality service to our customers. They 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. Because of the contribution of our volunteers, we are able to provide services to our community that would not otherwise be possible. 

Volunteer Opportunities for Adults

Volunteer Opportunities for Adults

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 English as a Second Language (ESL) students

 

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Current Volunteer Openings

Open adult volunteer positions are listed below. When completing the volunteer interest form for a particular position, please refer to it by title. Teen volunteer opportunities can be found on the Hub's volunteer webpage.

Do you enjoy cleaning and tidying up? Do you want to help the library look it's best? If so, then please consider being a Computer Catalog Cleaning volunteer. As a Computer Catalog Cleaning Aide, you will assist the Info Services Department by cleaning the 17 catalog stations on the first floor. This will help keep the stations clean and ready for customer use. Scheduling is flexible but mornings are preferred and the time commitment is 1-2 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form and type "Computer Catalog Cleaning Aide" in the "Job Title" field.

Complete the    Volunteer Interest Form

Are you interested in working with individuals who are learning basic computer skills? Do you have personal or professional experience in teaching or mentoring?

If so, then please consider volunteering to become an Computer Class Instructor for our Computer and Internet Classes at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. Our Computer Class Instructor volunteers provide computer instruction from prepared lesson plans on Windows 7 PCs or Apple or Android mobile devices. Classes are held on weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Arlington Heights Senior Center (1801 W. Central Rd.); the exact days are determined by the class schedule. Due to the public service nature of this position, consistent attendance is required. 
 
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form and type "Senior Center Computer Class Instructor" in the "Job Title" field.

Complete the    Volunteer Interest Form

We provide court-mandated community service opportunities for both teens and adults. Court-mandated service hours are available to adults who require 20 hours or more of service. Community service hours are completed through work in our Maintenance Department, performing routine indoor and outdoor building maintenance such as washing windows, setting up rooms for events, picking up trash, wiping down tables, dusting shelves, etc. Physical requirements include the ability to lift, reach, bend, stoop, and stand for periods of time. Each shift is 4 hours.

An orientation meeting and background check is required for adult court-mandated volunteers. During this 1-hour orientation meeting, we will go over the community service guidelines and create your shift schedule. Orientations are by appointment only and are scheduled Mondays through Thursdays during regular business hours. An orientation is also required for teens. AHML requires a parent or legal guardian to attend orientation with their teen.

Please note if your next court date is less than 6 weeks from when we receive your interest form, we may not be able to accommodate your request.

Complete the    Volunteer Interest Form

Do you have personal or professional experience with individuals who are learning to speak English? Are you kind and patient with those around you that ask questions?

We are currently looking for English as a Second Language Tutors to meet with our wonderful students to assist towards improving their conversational skills. Tutors usually meet with 1 or 2 students per week. Each tutoring session is typically 1 hour and is scheduled based on mutual tutor/volunteer availability. Since it is important to build a working relationship with the ESL student, we prefer at least a one-year commitment to this volunteer role.

Complete the    Volunteer Interest Form

Do you have personal or professional experience with individuals who are learning to speak English? Are you kind and patient with those around you that ask questions? Would you like to tutor students learning English but you aren't available at the same time each week to meet with a student?

We are currently looking for Substitute English as a Second Language Tutors to meet with our wonderful students when their regular tutors are sick or on extended vacations. Each volunteer meets with a student for 1-hour per week to assist towards improving the student's conversational skills.

Complete the    Volunteer Interest Form
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Become a Volunteer

For additional information about becoming a volunteer, contact the volunteer office at 847-870-3784 or volunteer@ahml.info.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the  Volunteer Interest Form 

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