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

Garden Helpers

Description: We are seeking volunteers to help water and maintain our growing beds. Beds are on library grounds. Training will be provided.

Time commitment: 2-3 hours per week from May 11 through October 19. Schedule is flexible.

Skills needed:

  • Must be able to turn on/turn off hoses and use garden hand tools
  • Have an interest in gardening
  • Must enjoy being outside and working with plants

To apply, please complete a volunteer application.

For more information contact Natalie Williams 630/884-8028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Tech Tutor

Description: 

A Tech Tutor is a volunteer that help others learn how to use computers, smartphones, and other devices to perform basic tasks. Tech tutors work 1-on-1 with patrons to help them learn how to complete tasks and troubleshoot problems.   

Necessary Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have at least intermediate computer skills. 
  • Volunteers aren’t expected to know everything, but they need to be able to search for and figure out a solution to a problem. 
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and have good people skills.  
  • Must be friendly, patient, and encouraging as they help others.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide 1-on-1 technology assistance (by appointment). 
  • Promote additional library services and resources when necessary 
  • Keep statistics about 1-on-1 sessions. 
  • May assist with classes. 

Examples of topics for 1-on-1 sessions:  

  • Computer Basics (using a mouse, turning on/off, opening programs) 
  • Microsoft Word Basics 
  • Excel Basics 
  • Email Basics 
  • Internet browsing 
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) 
  • Smart Phone and Tablet Basics 
  • Texting 
  • Installing and Using Apps 
  • Taking and Sharing pictures 
  • Downloading ebooks 

Time Commitment: 

2-4 hours per month (We will work with you to fit volunteer time in with your schedule.) 

Each 1-on-1 session is 30 -60 minutes. 

For more information or to apply, contact T.J. Szafranski 630/884-8023 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Apply to be a Tech Tutor


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.