Our volunteers are people of all ages who come from many cultures and have varied experience and backgrounds - people who support the mission of the library and want to lend a hand. Volunteers play a vital role in helping staff members provide top-quality service to our customers.

Current Volunteer Openings

Do you have personal or professional experience with individuals who are learning to speak English? Are you kind and patient with those around you that ask questions? We are currently looking for English as a Second Language Tutors to meet weekly with our wonderful students. Each volunteer meets with 2 students per week, 1-hour per student to work towards improving conversational skills. Since it is important to build a working relationship with the ESL student, we do require at least a one-year commitment to this volunteer role.
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Do you have a natural inclination to smile and greet everyone that you encounter? Do people naturally gravitate towards you to chat and ask you questions? If so, please consider being a Dunton Ave Greeter! Our Dunton Avenue Greeters welcome folks to the library, cheer customers up when they look down, and answer directional questions such as "Where do I go to pay a library fine?", "I am here for a library event, which room is it in?" or "Who do I go to for help with my E-reader?" Shifts are typically 2 hours long, and are usually the same day/time each week.

If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Would you like a bit of a social opportunity, while also helping the library? Our Program Preppers meet every Friday morning. Anytime we have a craft/art program for kids, teens or adults, we must prepare every single step of the project, prior to the event day. The individuals in this group chat while cutting materials out, gluing, counting craft supplies, etc. 
To apply, please click here: Volunteer Interest Form
Do you like getting to know people from different countries? Do you find yourself always greeting people that you come into contact with each day? Our ESL Department is currently seeking a volunteer to assist in the ESL office on Thursday mornings, from 9am to noon. Our volunteer will greet current students that stop in and converse with potential students that come in to inquire about our ESL Department Services. Duties may also include answering the phone, and getting students signed in for their online courses.
To apply, please click here: Volunteer Interest Form

What do Volunteers Do?

Our volunteers work in varied positions around the library and are involved in activities such as:

  • Acting as a host for library programs
  • Assisting customers with genealogy research
  • Assisting staff with projects or clerical duties
  • Greeting and directing customers
  • Sorting and organizing donations for the Friends of the Library book sales
  • Staffing the Reading Room or Computer Room at the Senior Center
  • Teaching or coaching during computer classes
  • Tutoring ESL students
If you are interested in volunteering at the library, please complete a volunteer interest form. For additional information, contact the volunteer office at 847-870-3784 or volunteer@ahml.info.


The Arlington Heights Memorial Library celebrates the wonderful contribution made by all of our volunteers. In 2016, our 479 volunteers worked throughout the library and contributed more than 29,264 hours of service.
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If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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