Morton Grove Public Library, Webrary 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone . (847) 965 . 4220

Volunteering at MGPL

The Morton Grove Public Library began as a volunteer organization over 75 years ago, and volunteers are still a vital part of library operations, assisting library staff with a wide range of services. MGPL volunteers are enthusiastic, life-long learners, who are looking to serve their community.

If you would like to be a teen volunteer (Grades 7th -12th), please fill out the teen volunteer application.  

To volunteer at the library, please complete the adult volunteer (age 18 and above) application (PDF) or fill out the online form. If completing a paper copy, please return it to any public service desk. After the application has been received, the volunteer coordinator will be in contact with you to set up an interview. Following the interview, a background check will be completed if the job selected is Homebound Deliveries or one related to Youth Services. Orientation and training are provided.   

 

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Adult Volunteer Opportunities

There are a number of opportunties available in the library for individuals wishing to volunteer. For questions about availability, contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteers@mgpl.org or call (847) 929-5115. The following are volunteer opportunities: 

  • Youth Services Programming Assistant: Responsible for providing support to a staff member before and after a Youth Services program. (2 hours per program)
  • Youth Services Volunteer: Help staff prepare for programs and other miscellaneous tasks as needed. (1-2 hours per week) 
  • Storytime Helper: Provide support to staff member running storytime. (2 hours per week)
  • Rainbow Dogs Volunteer: Coordinate Rainbow Dogs and their handlers with a child that would like to read to them. (2-3 hours per program)
  • Technical Services Volunteer: Help staff with the deacquistion of items. (1-2 hours per month)
  • Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteers: Aid staff by cleaning, straightening, and shelfreading a section of shelves. (1-2 hours per week)
  • ESL One-on-One Conversation Partner Program: Aid with ELL activities in the library. (1-2 hours per week)
  • Translators: Help the library translate and proofread handouts, forms, and other library materials into non-English languages. (2-3 hours per month)
  • Program Ushers: Provide assistance to staff during movies by greeting moviegoers. (2-3 hours per week)
  • Homebound Deliveries: Deliver books and materials to homebound patrons. This task requires a valid drivers' license and proof of insurance. (2 hours per week) 
  • Metra Shelf: Restock the Metra Shelf with books selected for this purpose. This task requires a valid drivers' license and proof of insurance. (1 hour per week)
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