Volunteer Positions Available

Winter Exhibit Play Engagement Facilitator - Teens and Adults

Play Engagement Volunteers engage customers of all backgrounds, primarily children under the age of 12 and their caregivers, in our upcoming exhibit. Under the library staff's guidance, volunteers will facilitate drop-in art activities that spark curiosity and extend learning beyond the exhibit. Additionally, the volunteers will provide assistance in keeping our exhibit components tidy and stocked, and make sure everything is in good working order. Volunteers should have experience working with children of all ages and backgrounds.

Volunteer shifts are available Mondays through Sundays. We are asking for a commitment of a minimum of one 2-hour shift per week for 10 weeks. Volunteers are required to attend an exhibit orientation and training session. The exhibit will run January 26 through April 7. Volunteers will sign up for their shifts after orientation.
 
Opportunity available to both teens and adults.
 
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Winter Exhibit Surveyors - Teens and Adults

Ever wonder what it's like to be a docent at a museum? Now's your chance! Surveyors will collect observational data and capture anecdotal feedback during our upcoming winter exhibit. We rely on our surveyors to provide us with statistical information about the individuals they observe enjoying our exhibit. This position doesn’t work directly with kids, but it will have indirect contact working on the library exhibit floor around kids and families.

Volunteer shifts are available Mondays through Sundays. We are asking for a commitment of a minimum of one 2-hour shift per week for 10 weeks. Volunteers are required to attend an orientation and training session. The exhibit will run January 26 through April 7. Volunteers will sign up for their shifts after orientation. 

 
Opportunity available to both teens and adults.
 
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Adult Mentors/Coaches for adult volunteers with sensory disabilities

Do you have professional or personal experience mentoring or coaching adults with sensory disabilities? If you do, we would love your help as we expand our volunteer services to be even more inclusive. Volunteer positions are available on weekdays during the mornings and afternoons. Shifts are typically 2 hours long.
 
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Adult Daytime, Evening and Weekend ESL Tutors

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.

Computer Class Coach Volunteers @ Arlington Heights Senior Center's AHML Reading Room - Adults

Do you enjoy helping other people learn basic computer skills?  Then please consider volunteering to become a coach for our Computer and Internet Classes. Our computer class coach volunteers act as assistants to the staff class instructor, moving around the classroom to provide assistance to those students who request it during the course of instruction.  He/she will serve as an additional resource for students.  Due to the public service nature of this position, consistent attendance is required. Volunteer shifts are available weekday mornings.
 
We are looking for individuals who have teaching and/or mentoring experience.
 
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Adult Computer Class Coach Volunteers @ AHML

Do you enjoy helping other people learn basic computer skills?  Then please consider volunteering to become a coach for our Computer and Internet Classes. Our computer class coach volunteers act as assistants to the staff class instructor, moving around the classroom to provide assistance to those students who request it during the course of instruction.  He/she will serve as an additional resource for students.  Due to the public service nature of this position, consistent attendance is required. Volunteer shifts are available weekday mornings and afternoons.
 
We are looking for individuals who have teaching and/or mentoring experience.
 
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Adult ESL Citizenship Class Facilitators

Would you like to help individuals prepare to become United States citizens? Then our ESL Citizenship Class Facilitator position may be just the volunteer postiion you are looking for! Teaching or coaching experience, or familiarity with United States civics information, is useful and additonal training will be included. Both evening and daytime volunteer facilitiators are needed.
 
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Are you a tween or teen hoping to volunteer at AHML?

Please visit our Teen Volunteer Opportunity page at: http://www.ahml.info/teens/volunteer 
 
Our Teen and Tween Advisory Board monthly meetings are the best way to start getting involved with volunteering at AHML. Our Advisory Boards complete projects for both the library and area non-profit organizations. Additional volunteer opportunities will be presented to Advisory Board attendees with regular attendance, as opportunities arise throughout the school year.
 
If you see a volunteer opportunity that interests you, please follow the links to apply.

Court-Mandated Community Service - Teens and Adults

We provide court-mandated community service opportunities for both teens and adults. Court-mandated service hours are available to adults who require 20 hours or more of service. For teens to complete court-mandated community service, AHML does require a parent/legal guardian to attend orientation with their teen. An orientation meeting is also required for adult court-mandated volunteers. This 1-hour orientation meeting is by appointment only and is scheduled Mondays through Thursdays. Appointments are available between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Your shift schedule is created during the orientation meeting. Shifts are 4 hours each.
 
If you are interested in this position, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.
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If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

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.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy