Volunteer Opportunities

Meet new people... Build self-confidence...

Add to your marketable skills... Volunteer at the library!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Adopt-A-Shelf - Help shelve read fiction books to keep in correct order.
  • Collectors' Corner Trading Place - talk with kids about nature at the Highland Park Library.
  • Computer classes and labs - assist with or teach basic computer skills.
  • Createch Mentor- Engage with teens one-on-one or in groups with digital devices and activities. Help work on projects that inspire teens to use their creativity.
  • English Conversation Circles - lead discussion groups with English language learners.
  • Gardening - plant and maintain flowers and plants on library grounds.
  • Homework Center - tutor and mentor students of all ages.
  • Innovation Lab Assistant – Assist and teach adult patrons to use 3 D computers. Laser Engravers and other innovative equipment and software in the Lab to create innovative work.
  • Library Beautification- Help make the library sparkle
  • Library programs and events - assist at programs with set-up, greeting and directing visitors.
  • Reading Together - meet one-on-one with a student weekly to help boost reading.
  • Recording Studio Assistant-Assist patrons with use of computers the equipment and software in the Recording Studio.
  • Summer Reading Program - assist library staff in signing up participants, checking reading logs, and distributing prizes
  • Support AARP tax preparation volunteers - greet participants, verify ID and tax documents (special training required)
  • and more!


Visit the library to apply!

  • Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older. 
  • If you are under age 18, you must have a parent or guardian sign your application.
  • Volunteers applying to work with youth must agree to a background check.

More Information

For more information, to receive an application, or to discuss volunteer opportunities, contact the library's volunteer coordinator:

Wendy Neurer