Want to give back, and make your community a better place? Volunteers help us serve the Oak Park community. Find the best opportunity for you, then fill out and submit your application, using the online application form. Or print an application, complete and return to any library location, or mail to Administration, Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301.

Teens: What are you doing this summer?

For students going into grades 8-12 this summer, choose from these great experiences. Apply now!

Current Openings

Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteers

Trained to monitor a section of the library's shelving to keep items in order and readily available for customers.
Location: Main Library

Concierge Volunteers

Help welcome visitors to the library and provide direction to library and community resources. Volunteers will cover two hour shifts in the Main Library lobby Monday through Saturday  afternoons.
Location: Main Library

Graphic Novel Volunteers

Help keep graphic novel collections in order and help us decide what the best order actually is for our collections.
Location: Main Library

Publicity Volunteers

Help promote all the library has to offer by distributing publicity materials to area locations.
Location: Main Library and around Oak Park

Teen Summer Experience Program

For students going into grades 8-12 this summer, choose from these great experiences. Apply now!

Teen Volunteer Association

Help with a variety of projects including planning teen events, crafting for local organizations, boxing books, and organizing materials on library shelves. Teen volunteers meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm as often as their schedules allow. 
Location: Main Library

Volunteer roles not currently open, but let us know if you'd be interested

Administrative Volunteers (no openings)

Assist with a range of projects and tasks such as applying labels, entering data, cutting paper, and preparing mailings.
Location: Main Library

Book Boxing Volunteers (no openings)

Assist with the boxing of donated books and give-away books.
Location: Main Library

Branch Volunteers (no openings)

Assist with a variety of projects at one of our branch libraries. Responsibilities may include keeping books in order, sorting, and assisting with crafts.
Location: Dole Branch Library and Maze Branch Library

Home Delivery Volunteers (no openings)

Help Oak Park Public Library cardholders who are physically unable to get to the library. Volunteers select and deliver library materials to customers receiving this service. Valid Illinois driver's license with automobile insurance is required for volunteer drivers. Learn more about our Home Delivery Service.
Location: Main Library and around Oak Park

Item Finding Volunteers (no openings)

Retrieve library materials from staff-prepared lists.
Location: Main Library

Public Supplies Volunteers (no openings)

Keep public copiers and printers supplied with paper as well as paper and pencils available near the public catalog computers.
Location: Main Library


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