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.

Teen Volunteers

  • Teens looking for year-round volunteer work in any of the categories below can submit an application below.
  • Our Teen Summer Volunteer Program will run June 9-July 26, with lots of opportunities to meet your interests and schedules. Check out this year's teams, and apply online 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

Computer Volunteers

Help library customers using public computers and printers. Basic knowledge of PCs, Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and Internet Explorer is necessary.
Location: Main Library

No openings at this time, but let us know if you're interested in the future

Administrative Volunteers

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

Branch Volunteers

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

Children's Area Volunteers

Assist with a variety of projects in the high-energy environment of our children's area. Responsibilities may include keeping books in order, making crafts, leading activities, helping with events, monitoring gaming, and assisting with homework problems.
Location: Main Library

Disc Cleaning Volunteers

Trained to use a machine to return library DVDs and CDs to working condition.
Location: Main Library

Equipment Sorting Volunteers

Assist by sorting and labeling computer equipment in the library’s Digital Services workroom.
Location: Main Library

File Management Volunteers

Use file management software to help organize the library's administrative files.
Location: Main Library

Home Delivery Volunteers

Help Oak Park Public Library cardholders who are physically unable to get to the library. Volunteers deliver library materials to customers receiving this service. Deliveries are on Friday mornings, and a valid Illinois driver's license with automobile insurance is required. Learn more about our Home Delivery Service.
Location: Main Library and around Oak Park

Item Finding Volunteers

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

Public Supplies Volunteers

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

Publicity Volunteers

Help promote all the library has to offer by helping distribute publicity materials to area locations. Our Marketing Department also offers a graphic design internship for school credit.
Location: Main Library and around Oak Park

Sale Book Boxing Volunteers

Assist with the boxing of donated books.
Location: Main Library

Volunteer Application

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