Share your valuable skills and knowledge as a part of our team. Volunteers assist us in all areas of the library. Including processing library books, assisting in programs and classes, or delivering books to the homebound. 

Ways to Volunteer for Adults

ESL Volunteer

The library is currently seeking a volunteer to help maintain and promote the ESL (English as a Second Language) and citizenship collections.

Description: Making phone calls, distributing flyers around the community, verifying and updating information, helping to maintain the ESL and Citizenship collections, and coordinating with tutors to promote new resources. This person may also attend meetings in the community.

Time commitment: Flexible schedule; 2 hours, at least once a week

Skills needed: Must be at least 16 years old. Must be able to speak and write clearly in English. Must be detail-oriented. Must be able to use a computer to enter information and create documents. Must be able to search the Internet. Must be able to use a telephone. Must have a valid Driver’s License and current automobile insurance.

To apply, please complete a volunteer application (Available at the lobby Checkout Desk.)

For more information contact Joe Popowitch, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (630) 887-0763.

Ways to Volunteer for Teens

Ways to Volunteer in the Community

  • College of DuPage's People Educating People (PEP) Volunteers

    PEP volunteers primarily assist instructors as classroom tutors. PEP tutors work with adult students one-to-one and in groups (typically two to five students) in the following classes: reading, writing and basic math for persons without a high school diploma and beginning ESL. Some experienced PEP volunteers tutor adults one-to-one, independent of a class.

  • DuPage Community Resource Information System (CRIS)

    Links people with needs to the appropriate organizations in DuPage County, many of which are in need of volunteers.

  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity

    DuPage Habitat for Humanity ReStore has volunteer positions for cashiers, stock help, customer service, and drivers. Volunteer positions are available with flexible, 4-hour shifts Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers who are able to work both morning and afternoon shifts are greatly appreciated.

  • Forest Preserve District DuPage

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage needs volunteers for everything from gardening to office support to bike patrol.

  • Giving DuPage

    Connecting volunteers and donors with ways to give back. Search for volunteer opportunities throughout DuPage County.

  • Literacy DuPage

    This nonprofit, community-based organization trains volunteer tutors to help adult learners achieve sufficient skills in English literacy so they may achieve personal goals and function independently.

  • Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County

    This nonprofit, community-based organization trains volunteer tutors to help adult learners achieve sufficient skills in English literacy so they may achieve personal goals and function independently.

  • Morton College's Project CARE

    Volunteer tutors help adult students who seek assistance with reading and writing, and/or learning English as a Second Language.

  • People's Resource Center Volunteering

    People's Resource Center offers assistance with computers, English as a Second Language, food, clothing, mortgage & rent, and more. Volunteer now!

  • School on Wheels

    Provides free one-on-one literacy education for low-income immigrant and minority adults, and School on Wheels needs volunteers.

  • SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

    Volunteer to become a small business counselor to budding entrepreneurs.

  • Senior Corps in Illinois

    More than 18,000 seniors in Illinois serve as foster grandparents, senior companions, safety patrols, mentors and tutors, and volunteer in many other ways.

  • SeniorNet

    Seniors helping seniors. SeniorNet seeks to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

  • Volunteer Match

    Use your zip code to find volunteer opportunities near you.

  • West Suburban Humane Society

    Volunteers help with adoptions, animal transporting, building maintenance, fundraising, humane education programs, temporary care, and with other projects.