How Will You Benefit From Volunteering at the Geneva Public Library District?
- Gain satisfaction from giving service to a vital community organization
- Become more familiar with the Library’s resources and services
- Develop new skills and enhance your resume
- Meet new people
- Teens are eligible to receive GIVE hours
HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Click on a link below to download an application. After completing it, return it to any service desk. Volunteer applications are also available in the Youth Services, the Information and Reader Services and the Customer Services Departments.
- ADULT APPLICATION (accepted anytime)
- VOLUNTEEN APPLICATION (accepted according to the schedule below) Please note: Teens must complete a new application for each session.
A Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up an interview to discuss your interests, skills and schedule.
WHAT DO LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS DO?
Opportunities for Adults
What: Adult volunteers will be paired with a Librarian in the Information and Reader Services Department to assist with preparing books to be discarded/recycled and other forms of collection maintenance. Volunteers will receive training to use the Library’s online catalog. The ability to push a loaded cart is required for some positions.
When: This position requires availability during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
What: Assist at special events either during the program or behind the scenes.
When: Volunteers in this position will be notified of events on an as-needed basis.
What: Do you have a special skill? Examples: Are you an expert in genealogy or writing? Do you speak another language or do translation services? Are you a sign language interpreter? Please share your talent with us!
When: Volunteers in this position will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
Home Service Volunteers
What: The Library provides Home Service for residents of the Geneva Public Library District who are unable to come to the Library for 30 days or more and have no one to pick up Library materials for them. Home Service volunteers may be subject to a background check.
When: Home Service volunteers may make deliveries on a short or long term basis. Volunteers will be matched with recipients that match their schedule and time availability.
Friends of Geneva Public Library
What: The Friends of Geneva Public Library are a non-profit group dedicated to enhancing the Library with support, services and programs that will enrich the lives of residents of all ages. Information on how to volunteer with the Friends can be found on our Friends page.
When: The monthly meetings and books sorts are listed via the Events Calendar on our website.
Opportunities for Teens Entering Grades 6–12
What: Do you love the library? This is your opportunity to help staff make this library the special place it is. Tasks may include assisting with craft preparation, creating decorations, copying & collating, sorting materials, tidying up computer areas, taking pictures at library events, cleaning books, and more.
When: One-hour time slots are available.
Volunteen Fall 2016 Session: The Fall session will be August 29 to December 9. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Opportunities for Teens Entering Grades 6–8
What: Want to make a difference at the library? Come share your ideas and earn volunteer hours while doing it! What would you like to see at the library? What do you like and what can we improve? We'll snack as we plan programs and decorations.
When: Summer meeting times are Wednesday, June 8, Wednesday, July 13, and Wednesday, August 10 from 5–6 p.m.
Register at the library, by calling us at 630-232-0893, or via the Events Calendar on our website.
Opportunities for Teens Entering Grades 9–12
Teen Advisory Board
What: A way for teens to earn GIVE hours while also putting their stamp on the library and the community! Help develop programs, make your own volunteer opportunities, and shape teen services at the library.
When: Our group meets at 4:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month, and other times dependent on planned events and projects.
Thank you for considering the Geneva Public Library District as a place to dedicate your time and talents!