Volunteers are an essential part of the library's operations. They perform a wide variety of tasks including homebound delivery, story time help, disc & book repair, shelf-reading, newspaper indexing, photocopying, computer class and program assistance, ESL and Math tutoring, and more!
Are you interested in volunteering at Fremont Public Library? Here's what you need to know.
Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old or have graduated from high school. Teen Volunteers must be 13 years old and complete the Teen Volunteer application on the Teen page.
The average volunteer works about one 2-hour shift per week; we ask that new volunteers commit to at least six months, as we require references and background checks to be run.
You do not need to be a Fremont cardholder to volunteer.
Please note: The library is not able to supervise those looking to complete their court-ordered community service. Click here for a list of agencies that provide those opportunities.
Are you good at cutting out circles and other shapes? Do you miss gluing and stickering from your kindergarten days? This is the job for you! The Youth Services department needs meticulous volunteers to assist with preparing all the bits of materials for their weekly and monthly craft programs. This work involves repetitive motion and requires flexible fingers & hands and a good eye for detail. Afternoons work best as we are busy in the morning with storytimes, but we are flexible. Please fill out the interest form below and the volunteer coordinator will be in touch.
If you like browsing the shelves and having some quiet time, consider becoming a shelf reader. These volunteers help keep our shelves neat and the items in alphabetical/numerical order, which makes the shelvers' jobs easier and gets materials back on the shelves faster. We are currently looking for people to care for our adult and teen fiction collections. This job is best done in one-hour increments, but volunteers may come 2 to 3 times per week if they'd like. Please fill out the interest form below if this job appeals to you.
Where else in the community can I volunteer?
- Bernie's Book Bank - Lake Forest
- COOL Food Pantry & Housing - Lincolnshire, Waukegan
- Fremont Township Community Garden - Mundelein
- Northern Illinois Food Bank - Park City (Waukegan)
- PADS Lake County - Weekday service only